professor (lector) of Applied Games, Innovation & Society
Breda University of Applied Sciences
Igor Mayer (1965) is a professor (lector) of Applied Games, Innovation & Society at Breda University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands. This professorship is affiliated to the Academy for Digital Entertainment (ADE).
Early 2017, he was awarded a Hai Tian (Sea Sky) scholarship for three years in Dalian University of Technology (DUT), Dalian, China. Previously (2015-‘16), he has been a visiting professor in the School of Management and Economics of Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China. He is also the founder and, owner of Signature Games. From 1998 until January 2015, he was a senior associate professor in the faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM) in Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, where he set up and led the policy gaming research group.
Over the years and in various partnerships, he has initiated, managed and participated in a large number of serious gaming-related research and development projects.
Planning for the future with games and virtual reality: spatial planning at sea
Igor Mayer (lecturer) and Harald Warmelink (senior researcher) are affiliated with Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUas) where they conduct research into serious games for complex social issues. Game technology can contribute to policy making on sustainability issues, in particular in relation to the seas and oceans.
Due to an enormous increase in human activities at sea (such as wind energy), sustainable management of marine space and marine ecology are under great pressure. Global sustainability challenges for the sea are formulated in SDG14 Life Below Water. In the EU directive (2014/89 / EU), European countries have committed themselves to adopting the 2021 Marine Spatial Plan (MSP).
In this contribution we discuss the “game and game” philosophy and the development of the platform. We give a demonstration with (limited) possibility for attendees to try the platform themselves.