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Research Through Board Game Design. / Akmal, Haider; Coulton, Paul.

Proceedings of RTD 2019. 2019.

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Akmal, H & Coulton, P 2019, Research Through Board Game Design. in Proceedings of RTD 2019. Research through Design 2019 , Delft, Netherlands, 19/03/19. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.7855808.v1

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Akmal H, Coulton P. Research Through Board Game Design. In Proceedings of RTD 2019. 2019 Epub 2019 Mar 20. doi: 10.6084/m9.figshare.7855808.v1

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