260.281 Prozesssimulation
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2015W, SE, 1.0h, 1.5EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: SE Seminar

Aim of course

.) Planning in a context of a social process - players - Interests and strategies of planning: a concrete experience .) Identifying and developing their relationships, channels, forms, obstacles, and potentials of communication in different planning fields. .)Nurturing an understanding for the players and the relationship network between state, city, community, experts, media, politics, concerned citizens. .) Portraying the planner and other players: identifying the potential position, possibilities nad limitations of the planner in the respective communication field. .) Deriving of principles for communication forms. .) Introduction methods of moderation and mediation methods .) practical application of techniques from other module courses.

Subject of course

The role-play is a means of simulating complex social relationships and processes, in order to grasp intellectually and emotionally interrelationships and conflicts. The course of the play is structured as follows: the starting-, the actual game and the consolidation (grasping) phase. Students are set in a fictional situation, which is based on a realistic social scenario. The basis of the play is a theme-related story, in which there are various playing groups with their respective interests and objectives. Each group knows only its subjective viewpoint of the reality. In the starting phase, the participants get to know their roles. From their perspective, they start to act and try to impose their interests. There is no central stage on which the events unfold, rather, all groups act simultaneously and similarly. Phases of inner group work alternate with a period of actions. Students use methods, which are applied in reality: conversations, negotiations, discussions, data collection, and act according to a preset role. The actual interrelations and course of actions, unravel in the phase of reflection, which is performed in a cross examination pattern. Consequently, an understanding for the real process and the strategies of the participants, which are simulated in the play becomes apparent. The thematic association of the seminar highlights various aspects of the exposed reality: development of settlements, participation of citizens, communication skills.

Additional information

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Tue10:00 - 18:0013.10.2015Seminarraum 212-232 - mündl. Prüfung BI Prozesssimulation
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Methoden und Leistungsnachweis: Vorbesprechung, Zweitägiger Klausurblock mit Planspiel, Persönliche Erfahrungen im Rahmen einer Planspiel-Simulation. Begegnung mit realen AkteurInnen, Anwesenheitspflicht, es werden keine besonderen Leistungsnachweise gefordert.

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture


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