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DOI:   10.3217/jucs-015-08-1722


Fostering Knowledge Flow and Community Engagement in the Development of Interactive Entertainment

Steffen Lohmann (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Jörg Niesenhaus (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Philipp Heim (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Jürgen Ziegler (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Abstract: Due to an increasing professionalization, specialization, and globalization in the development of interactive entertainment new demands for comprehensive knowledge management support emerge. This article aims at sensitizing and systematizing the needs and potentials for continuous knowledge flow and community engagement in this application area. It starts with an analysis of typical development activities and involved parties that could benefit from a continuous knowledge management support. Then, a general framework architecture and implementation examples are presented that provide different levels of knowledge management support for interactive entertainment development.

Keywords: community engagement, continuous integration, interactive entertainment, knowledge management, open innovation

Categories: D.2.0, M.0, M.1, M.2, M.3, M.7, M.8