How we decided to make a simulation
The role of the lead designers
"single-station playtests" and playtest 3 & 4 (final playtest)
Playtest 3: For this playtest we invited a 9th grade class to experience our simulation as refugees. The big difference between this playtest and all of the previous ones was our new location! Instead of a large open lot we used the middle school garden space and the lunch table area of our school. I loved our new space so much more because it was so much more interesting to walk through.
Playtest 4(final playtest): There isn't very much to say about for this playtest solely because not much was changed from the 3rd play test to this one. Instead of 9th graders we had 10th graders go through our simulation and used this final playtest to make some final, minor tweaks.