Date of Award

January 2015

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Industrial Technology


Technology Leadership and Innovation

First Advisor

Edie Schmidt

Committee Member 1

Regena L Scott

Committee Member 2

Natalie Duval-Couetil


This research provided educators a systematic review of the gaming elements that needed to be utilized while designing an educational board game. This thesis provided an example of implementing the design methodology, developing an educational game designed to address the Hockey-stick phenomena demand pattern within a cocoa-chocolate supply chain. The Cocoa-Chocolate Supply Chain Educational game design was validated through a retrospective survey to support the methodology. Furthermore, recommendations were listed at the end of this thesis to support future research.