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As making, DIY and bottom-up participative processes emerge as central topic in design research, we observe a striking parallel between the original hackers and current city makers. Like the ﬁrst hackers were computer hobbyists who wrote their own software and shared it with the world, some city makers similarly contribute innovations for the existing city. Like hackers, city makers can repurpose, circum‐ vent, or newly kickstart a range of urban infrastructures, systems, and services using fairly simple oﬀ-the-shelf digital tools.
It is a game based on story‐ telling and collaborative map-drawing, and aims at generating and discussing ideas about the future of public spaces. Play is moderated by an umpire, and makes use of markers, tokens, and a large sheet of paper for cooperative drawing. , sustainability, sociality, or aesthetic qualities) and problematic neighborhood issues (from noise level, to personal appropriation of communal facilities). Then, the moderator guides diﬀerent rounds in which players randomly pick “event cards” and react to them by telling a story from the perspective of their persona, and by drawing on the map the locations in which it takes place.
Were also considered. After a first pass of analysis, further conclusive interviews (“respondent inter‐ view”) were conducted to make sure that our understanding is coherent with the designer’s own interpretation of his work. The artifact-centered part of our anal‐ ysis was conducted on the “finished” games, as they were demonstrated to the participants of the Hackable City project, even though these research-oriented playable artifacts are expressly fluid and often rapidly iterated upon. We produced a qualitative analysis of the three games by teasing out the game mechanics from their systems of rules, and by applying ludological categories (Aarseth 2010; Hunicke et al.