edition

2012

title

Game on the principle of sustainability

author

Zsuzsanna Petrovics (HU)

e-mail

zsuzsanna.petrovics@gmail.com

degree

M.A. project

school

Moholy‑Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest

supervisor

Bárkányi Attila

Eco scaling is a game based on the premises of sustainable development. It explains the ideas of ecological balance and signals the issue through the form of the product itself. A maximum of six people can play at once. They are meant to “weigh” the product by placing colored pawns on the playing field according to the descriptions provided on specially designed cards. The participants’ task is to create products appearing on the playing cards by putting the right color-coded cones onto other sections of the playing field. The game itself requires a strategical way of thinking as well, because the actual balance of the
game requires attention. We appreciate the game for its educational virtues and for popularizing the notion of sustainable development.