Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Faculty Publications

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Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture


Wichmann Verlag im VDE Verlag GmbH

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Recently we embarked on developing an interdisciplinary pedagogical approach that integrates concepts of virtual reality and gaming design to leverage these technologies’ potential to influence how we interpret, visualize, design and analyze environments. The approach was developed as part of an advanced studio at Kansas State University led by two professors and represented by students across three different disciplines: landscape architecture, education and computer science. The entire project consisted of a core studio, buttressed by a seminar and technical module. We refer to the courses and project as “Studio Konza.” This retrospective paper highlights why this effort was undertaken, what resources were required, how the game was conceptualized and developed, what milestones were achieved, and what challenges remain for continued development and application.