Steps to Developing Simulations

Simulations work best when they are targeted. Dr. Audra Diers-Lawson provides an eight-step process that she recommends anyone follow for developing simulations to ensure they are built for purpose.

  • Step 1: Assessing the suitability of simulations in meeting broad objectives
  • Step 2: Identify specific, SMART objectives for simulations
  • Step 3: Brainstorm interesting and useful scenarios for your topic area
  • Step 4: Create (or borrow) a broad narrative
  • Step 5: Create (or borrow) your organisation
  • Step 6: Create the simulation’s structure and key events
  • Step 7: Get feedback on the basic simulation design, objectives, and scenario
  • Step 8: Develop the materials

SimulaCranium’s Simulation Builder picks this process up and we add a simple step 9 — use our builder to easily translate your great materials into a cloud-based simulation.

For a full explanation of each step, see Dr. Lawson’s full guide.