HSbooster.eu Gaming Session for Master's Students in DCU

A gaming session featuring the HSbooster.eu Serious Smiley Game organised at Dublin City University was held on 19 March 2024. The session commences with a presentation of the game to officers of the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI), followed by a discussion on utilising serious games in the training of standardisation professionals. The Serious Smiley Game session was specifically tailored for master's students.

The game was presented to the NSAI's officers in the morning session, focusing on the integration of serious games into standardisation training. In the afternoon, master students of Dublin City University participated in playing the game.






About Training Session's Serious Smiley Game

The Serious Smiling Game is a role-playing game designed to simulate discussions within an ad hoc working group in an imaginary standardisation organisation. It aims to cultivate soft skills crucial in standardisation processes, emphasizing:

  • Argumentation skills
  • Strategic positioning
  • Building compromise
  • Fostering common understanding


Standardisation is a multifaceted discipline with both practical applications and growing academic significance. Incorporating serious games into standardisation training programs can prove to be a prudent choice. These serious games, crafted for educational purposes rather than mere entertainment, provide a highly effective training approach in this field.

The Serious Smiling Game post-event booklet is scheduled to be published in April, making it accessible to the public. While the Serious Smiley Game webpage will soon be available publicly in June, which is completely free standardisation game available for use in training programs.

In addition to providing the game for public use, training sessions will be conducted, and facilitators will be engaged as required to assist in its implementation.

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HSbooster.eu Gaming Session for Master's Students in DCU
Training Sessions
Dublin, Ireland