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Research interests

Jessika Weber (1983, German) is researcher at the Faculty of Digital Entertainment at BUas under the professorship of Applied Games, Innovation and Society of Breda University of Applied Sciences under the professorship of Applied Games, where she conducts research on games with the focus on travel, tourism organisations. Her most recent research explored the game experience of tourists with location-based augmented reality games in urban environments.

Her research interests range from (mobile) game experience research of location-based games to the application of games in travel and tourism organisations as a tool to explain complex events. Particularly interesting in this research context is the application of games in design thinking in order to facilitate creative processes.

Recent project included SCITHOS (www.scithos.eu), a EU-funded project on smart tourism hospitality, which focus was a serious game to engage tourism policy makers in sustainable urban decision and tourism planning processes. A current Interreg project DigiTourism (www.interregeurope.eu/digitourism/) looks into best practices of policies for digital enhanced realities and the structure of the digital tourism ecosystem.


Jessika holds a PhD from Bournemouth University, where she explored the game experiences of tourists with location-based augmented reality games in urban environments and a master from the University of Applied Sciences Salzburg on Tourism and Innovation Management. She is a member of the International Federation for Information Technology in Travel and Tourism (IFITT), Digital Games Research Group (DiGRA) and the Interaction Design Foundation.




Subjects

serious and applied games, location based games, augmented reality, LEGO Serious Play, etourism, digital tourism, digital tourism ecosystems, policy making, tourism destination management, sustainable tourism

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Research Output

  • Learning efficacy among executives and students of an organizational growth game

    Weber, J., Warmelink, HJG., Martinisi, A., Buijtenweg, TP., Hutchinson, K. & Mayer, IS., 2019, Neo-Simulation and Gaming Toward Active Learning. Hamada, R., Soranastaporn, S., Kanegae, H., Dumrongrojwatthana, P., Chaisanit, S., Rizzi, P. & Dumblekar, D. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, Vol. 18. p. 129-136 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

  • Playing for sustainability: two games that take the environment serious

    Weber-Sabil, J., 2019, In : Uncover. 2019, 3, p. 26-27

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

  • Activities

    Workshop: Time for serious fun! at ECM International Conference & General Assembly 2019 of European City Marketing

    Jessika Weber-Sabil (Speaker), & L Lalicic (Speaker)

    6 Jun 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventContribution at workshop, seminar, course

    EIFMeT : European IFITT MasterClass on eTourism

    Jessika Weber-Sabil (Visiting researcher)

    4 Sep 20196 Sep 2019

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

    Digitourism Norway

    Celiane Camargo Borges (Speaker), & Jessika Weber-Sabil (Organiser)

    4 Jun 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventContribution at workshop, seminar, course

    Serious and Applied Games in Tourism

    Jessika Weber-Sabil (Invited speaker)

    4 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationGuest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)

    5th International AR/VR conference

    Jessika Weber-Sabil (Organiser)

    14 Jun 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventContribution at workshop, seminar, course

    Projects

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