CIRCA:Initial questions to ask when starting group research projects with a practical game design component -


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This is the tidy and bare-bones version of the initial questions framework from the 2012-13 GRAND Assessment Framework . The framework starts with the assumption that the group research project involves practical game design, and continues by asking the most significant over-arching questions.


  • Who are the stakeholders in this project?
    • ethical
    • financial
    • institutional
    • personal


What are the minimum commitments to be met for this project to be considered practical, ethical, and academic research from the perspective of external sponsoring stakeholders?

  • What needs to be documented?
  • What needs to be practically implemented?
  • What deadlines need to be met?
  • What ethical standard does the sponsoring stakeholder expect the project to adhere to?

What are the expectations of the project's internal formal or informal contracts?

  • how are contractual obligations decided?
  • who can be involved in the project?
  • how can work contributed to the project be used?
  • what agreements can group members make on behalf of the group?
  • how are decisions about using resources made?


  • What is the amount of time allotted for completion?
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