Applying Simulation Experience Design Methods to Intercultural Agents and Multicultural Interactions in Serious Games

Elaine M. Raybourn

This report describes the Simulation Experience Design Method and it’s applicability toward designing intercultural agents. The Simulation Experience Design Method creates engaging multiplayer, multicultural learning experiences by focusing on how dynamic game content, roles, scenarios, and assessment feedback contribute to an emergent communication culture that is both equitable and inclusive. Examples of intercultural, multiplayer social process simulations designed by the author for the US military are provided (Raybourn, 2005).

Submitted: Sep 12, 2008