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20162023
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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 2016 2019

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

1 Citation (Scopus)

Stakeholder engagement in sustainable tourism planning through serious gaming

Lalicic, L. & Weber-Sabil, J., 2019, In : Tourism Geographies. p. 1-19

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Virtual and augmented reality technologies to enhance the visitor experience in cultural tourism

Han, D., Weber-Sabil, J., Bastiaansen, MCM., Mitas, O. & Lub, XD., 2019, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality : The power of AR and VR for Business. tom Dieck, M. C. & Jung, T. (eds.). Switzerland: Springer Nature, p. 113-128 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

A manifesto for European video games. Gaming Horizons Deliverable D 3.4

Haggis-Burridge, M., Persico, D., Bailey, C., Buijtenweg, TP., Dagnino, FM., Earp, J., Manganello, F., Passarelli, M., Perrotta, C., Pozzi, F. & Weber, J. (ed.), 2018, Gaming horizons : alternative framings for a new role of gaming in education and society : deliverables: Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 732332). 44 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Activities 2016 2019

5th International AR/VR conference

Jessika Weber-Sabil (Organiser)
14 Jun 2019

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

Digitourism Norway

Celiane Camargo Borges (Speaker), Jessika Weber-Sabil (Organiser)
4 Jun 2019

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

University of Surrey, Guildford

Jessika Weber-Sabil (Visiting researcher)
4 Nov 20198 Nov 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

Field visit Surrey : LEGO® Serious Play® WORKSHOP

Jessika Weber-Sabil (Speaker), Corné Dijkmans (Speaker)
14 Mar 2019

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

ECM International Conference & General Assembly 2019

Jessika Weber-Sabil (Speaker)
7 Jun 2019

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

Projects 2016 2023