HCI in Games

HCI in Games

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on HCI in Games, HCI-Games 2020, held in July 2020 as part of HCI International 2020 in Copenhagen, Denmark.* HCII 2020 received a total of 6326 ...

Author: Xiaowen Fang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030501639

Category: Computers

Page: 534

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on HCI in Games, HCI-Games 2020, held in July 2020 as part of HCI International 2020 in Copenhagen, Denmark.* HCII 2020 received a total of 6326 submissions, of which 1439 papers and 238 posters were accepted for publication after a careful reviewing process. The 38 papers presented in this volume are organized in topical sections named: designing games and gamified interactions; user engagement and game impact; and serious games. *The conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Categories: Computers

HCI in Games Serious and Immersive Games

HCI in Games  Serious and Immersive Games

This two-volume set LNCS 12789 and 12790 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on HCI in Games, HCI-Games 2021, held as part of the 23rd International Conference, HCI International 2021, which took place ...

Author: Xiaowen Fang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030774139

Category: Computers

Page: 401

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This two-volume set LNCS 12789 and 12790 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on HCI in Games, HCI-Games 2021, held as part of the 23rd International Conference, HCI International 2021, which took place in July 2021. Due to COVID-19 pandemic the conference was held virtually. The total of 1276 papers and 241 poster papers included in the 39 HCII 2021 proceedings volumes was carefully reviewed and selected from 5222 submissions. The regular papers of DAPI 2021, Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions, are organized in topical sections named: Experience Design in Games; User Engagement and Game Impact; Game Mechanics. The regular papers of DAPI 2021, Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions, are organized in topical sections named: Serious Games; Gamification and Learning; Mixed and Virtual Reality Games.
Categories: Computers

HCI in Games Experience Design and Game Mechanics

HCI in Games  Experience Design and Game Mechanics

This two-volume set LNCS 12789 and 12790 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on HCI in Games, HCI-Games 2021, held as part of the 23rd International Conference, HCI International 2021, which took place ...

Author: Xiaowen Fang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030772764

Category: Computers

Page: 423

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This two-volume set LNCS 12789 and 12790 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on HCI in Games, HCI-Games 2021, held as part of the 23rd International Conference, HCI International 2021, which took place in July 2021. Due to COVID-19 pandemic the conference was held virtually.The total of 1276 papers and 241 poster papers included in the 39 HCII 2021 proceedings volumes was carefully reviewed and selected from 5222 submissions. The regular papers of DAPI 2021, Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions, are organized in topical sections named: Experience Design in Games; User Engagement and Game Impact; Game Mechanics.
Categories: Computers

HCI in Games

HCI in Games

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on HCI in Games, HCI-Games 2019, held in July 2019 as part of HCI International 2019 in Orlando, FL, USA.

Author: Xiaowen Fang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030226022

Category: Computers

Page: 464

View: 690

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on HCI in Games, HCI-Games 2019, held in July 2019 as part of HCI International 2019 in Orlando, FL, USA. HCII 2019 received a total of 5029 submissions, of which 1275 papers and 209 posters were accepted for publication after a careful reviewing process. The 34 papers presented in this volume are organized in topical sections named: Game Design; Gaming Experience; Serious Games; and Gamification.
Categories: Computers

HCI in Games

HCI in Games

Second International Conference, HCI-Games 2020, Held as Part of the 22nd HCI International Conference, HCII 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 19–24, 2020, ...

Author: Xiaowen Fang

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030501648

Category: Computers

Page: 534

View: 433

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on HCI in Games, HCI-Games 2020, held in July 2020 as part of HCI International 2020 in Copenhagen, Denmark.* HCII 2020 received a total of 6326 submissions, of which 1439 papers and 238 posters were accepted for publication after a careful reviewing process. The 38 papers presented in this volume are organized in topical sections named: designing games and gamified interactions; user engagement and game impact; and serious games. *The conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Categories: Computers

HCI International 2020 Late Breaking Papers Cognition Learning and Games

HCI International 2020     Late Breaking Papers  Cognition  Learning and Games

This book constitutes late breaking papers from the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020, which was held in July 2020.

Author: Constantine Stephanidis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030601277

Category: Computers

Page: 776

View: 697

This book constitutes late breaking papers from the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020, which was held in July 2020. The conference was planned to take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, but had to change to a virtual conference mode due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From a total of 6326 submissions, a total of 1439 papers and 238 posters have been accepted for publication in the HCII 2020 proceedings before the conference took place. In addition, a total of 333 papers and 144 posters are included in the volumes of the proceedings published after the conference as “Late Breaking Work” (papers and posters). These contributions address the latest research and development efforts in the field and highlight the human aspects of design and use of computing systems.
Categories: Computers

Evaluating User Experience in Games

Evaluating User Experience in Games

It is also driven by the need to broaden the appeal of games. Many of the approaches described here are enabled by new tools and techniques. This book (along with a few others) represents a watershed in game evaluation and understanding.

Author: Regina Bernhaupt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1848829639

Category: Computers

Page: 277

View: 497

It was a pleasure to provide an introduction to a new volume on user experience evaluation in games. The scope, depth, and diversity of the work here is amazing. It attests to the growing popularity of games and the increasing importance developing a range of theories, methods, and scales to evaluate them. This evolution is driven by the cost and complexity of games being developed today. It is also driven by the need to broaden the appeal of games. Many of the approaches described here are enabled by new tools and techniques. This book (along with a few others) represents a watershed in game evaluation and understanding. The eld of game evaluation has truly “come of age”. The broader eld of HCI can begin to look toward game evaluation for fresh, critical, and sophisticated thi- ing about design evaluation and product development. They can also look to games for groundbreaking case studies of evaluation of products. I’ll brie y summarize each chapter below and provide some commentary. In conclusion, I will mention a few common themes and offer some challenges. Discussion In Chapter 1, User Experience Evaluation in Entertainment, Bernhaupt gives an overview and presents a general framework on methods currently used for user experience evaluation. The methods presented in the following chapters are s- marized and thus allow the reader to quickly assess the right set of methods that will help to evaluate the game under development.
Categories: Computers

HCI in Games

HCI in Games

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on HCI in Games, HCI-Games 2019, held in July 2019 as part of HCI International 2019 in Orlando, FL, USA.

Author: Xiaowen Fang

Publisher:

ISBN: 3030226034

Category: Computer games

Page:

View: 700

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on HCI in Games, HCI-Games 2019, held in July 2019 as part of HCI International 2019 in Orlando, FL, USA. HCII 2019 received a total of 5029 submissions, of which 1275 papers and 209 posters were accepted for publication after a careful reviewing process. The 34 papers presented in this volume are organized in topical sections named: Game Design; Gaming Experience; Serious Games; and Gamification. --
Categories: Computer games

Games User Research

Games User Research

The case studies in this book present the latest interdisciplinary research and applications of games user research in determining and developing usability to improve the video game user experience at the human–computer interface level.

Author: Miguel Angel Garcia-Ruiz

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315354361

Category: Computers

Page: 294

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"Fundamentally, making games is designing with others, everyone contributing from different angles towards the best possible product. Conclusively, Garcia-Ruiz has chosen a collection of chapters that demonstrates several different aspects of working in gaming and working with others that stands to raise the level of expertise in the field." —Veronica Zammitto, Senior Lead Games User Research, Electronic Arts, Inc., from the Foreword Usability is about making a product easy to use while meeting the requirements of target users. Applied to video games, this means making the game accessible and enjoyable to the player. Video games with high usability are generally played efficiently and frequently while enjoying higher sales volumes. The case studies in this book present the latest interdisciplinary research and applications of games user research in determining and developing usability to improve the video game user experience at the human–computer interface level. Some of the areas examined include practical and ethical concerns in conducting usability testing with children, audio experiences in games, tangible and graphical game interfaces, controller testing, and business models in mobile gaming. Games User Research: A Case Study Approach provides a highly useful resource for researchers, practitioners, lecturers, and students in developing and applying methods for testing player usability as well as for conducting games user research. It gives the necessary theoretical and practical background for designing and conducting a test for usability with an eye toward modifying software interfaces to improve human–computer interaction between the player and the game.
Categories: Computers

Game Usability

Game Usability

This book gives game designers a better understanding of how player characteristics impact usability strategy, and offers specific methods and measures to employ in game usability practice.

Author: Katherine Isbister

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780123744470

Category: Art

Page: 398

View: 912

Computers used to be for geeks. And geeks were fine with dealing with a difficult and finicky interface--they liked this--it was even a sort of badge of honor (e.g. the Unix geeks). But making the interface really intuitive and useful--think about the first Macintosh computers--took computers far far beyond the geek crowd. The Mac made HCI (human computer interaction) and usability very popular topics in the productivity software industry. Suddenly a new kind of experience was crucial to the success of software - the user experience. Now, 20 years later, developers are applying and extending these ideas to games. Game companies are now trying to take games beyond the 'hardcore' gamer market--the people who love challenge and are happy to master a complicated or highly genre-constrained interface. Right about now (with the growth of interest in casual games) game companies are truly realizing that usability matters, particularly to mainstream audiences. If it's not seamless and easy to use and engaging, players will just not stay to get to the 'good stuff'. By definition, usability is the ease with which people can emplo a particular tool in order to achieve a particular goal. Usability refers to a computer program's efficiency or elegance. This book gives game designers a better understanding of how player characteristics impact usability strategy, and offers specific methods and measures to employ in game usability practice. The book also includes practical advice on how to include usability in already tight development timelines, and how to advocate for usability and communicate results to higher-ups effectively.
Categories: Art

Game User Experience Evaluation

Game User Experience Evaluation

This book explores the areas of game design and development and Human Computer Interaction (HCI) as ways to understand the various contributing aspects of the overall gaming experience.

Author: Regina Bernhaupt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319159850

Category: Computers

Page: 285

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Evaluating interactive systems for their user experience (UX) is a standard approach in industry and research today. This book explores the areas of game design and development and Human Computer Interaction (HCI) as ways to understand the various contributing aspects of the overall gaming experience. Fully updated, extended and revised this book is based upon the original publication Evaluating User Experience in Games, and provides updated methods and approaches ranging from user- orientated methods to game specific approaches. New and emerging methods and areas explored include physiologically- orientated UX evaluation, user behaviour, telemetry based methods and social play as effective evaluation techniques for gaming design and evolving user-experience. Game User Experience Evaluation allows researchers, PhD students as well as game designers and developers to get an overview on available methods for all stages of the development life cycle.
Categories: Computers

Multiplayer Online Games

Multiplayer Online Games

This book comprehensively reviews the origins, players, and social dynamics of MOGs, as well as six major empirical research methods used in previous works to study MOGs (i.e., observation/ethnography, survey/interviews, content and ...

Author: Guo Freeman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351649964

Category: Computers

Page: 166

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Multiplayer Online Games (MOGs) have become a new genre of "play culture," integrating communication and entertainment in a playful, computer-mediated environment that evolves through user interaction. This book comprehensively reviews the origins, players, and social dynamics of MOGs, as well as six major empirical research methods used in previous works to study MOGs (i.e., observation/ethnography, survey/interviews, content and discourse analysis, experiments, network analysis, and case studies). It concludes that MOGs represent a highly sophisticated, networked, multimedia and multimodal Internet technology, which can construct entertaining, simultaneous, persistent social virtual worlds for gamers. Overall, the book shows that what we can learn from MOGs is how games and gaming, as ubiquitous activities, fit into ordinary life in today’s information society, in the moments where the increased use of media as entertainment, the widespread application of networked information technologies, and participation in new social experiences intersect.
Categories: Computers

Evaluating User Experience in Games

Evaluating User Experience in Games

It is also driven by the need to broaden the appeal of games. Many of the approaches described here are enabled by new tools and techniques. This book (along with a few others) represents a watershed in game evaluation and understanding.

Author: Regina Bernhaupt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1848829671

Category: Computers

Page: 277

View: 748

It was a pleasure to provide an introduction to a new volume on user experience evaluation in games. The scope, depth, and diversity of the work here is amazing. It attests to the growing popularity of games and the increasing importance developing a range of theories, methods, and scales to evaluate them. This evolution is driven by the cost and complexity of games being developed today. It is also driven by the need to broaden the appeal of games. Many of the approaches described here are enabled by new tools and techniques. This book (along with a few others) represents a watershed in game evaluation and understanding. The eld of game evaluation has truly “come of age”. The broader eld of HCI can begin to look toward game evaluation for fresh, critical, and sophisticated thi- ing about design evaluation and product development. They can also look to games for groundbreaking case studies of evaluation of products. I’ll brie y summarize each chapter below and provide some commentary. In conclusion, I will mention a few common themes and offer some challenges. Discussion In Chapter 1, User Experience Evaluation in Entertainment, Bernhaupt gives an overview and presents a general framework on methods currently used for user experience evaluation. The methods presented in the following chapters are s- marized and thus allow the reader to quickly assess the right set of methods that will help to evaluate the game under development.
Categories: Computers

Brenda Laurel

Brenda Laurel

Using diverse archival sources such as trade journals, newspapers, and recorded interviews, alongside Laurel's completed games and own writings and an original interview with Laurel herself, this volume offers insight into both the early ...

Author: Carly A. Kocurek

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501319792

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 184

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Brenda Laurel is best known for her work with Purple Moon, the pioneering game company she cofounded in the 1990s. Purple Moon's games were based on years of research Laurel completed in an effort to understand why computer games seemed to be of so little interest to girls. Using diverse archival sources such as trade journals, newspapers, and recorded interviews, alongside Laurel's completed games and own writings and an original interview with Laurel herself, this volume offers insight into both the early development of the games for girls movement of the 1990s and the lasting impact of Laurel's game design breakthroughs. In her work with Purple Moon, Laurel drew on her background in theatre as well as her expertise in human computer interaction and qualitative research. By relying on this interdisciplinary background, Laurel made significant contributions to our understanding of the design and development of games as a medium for emotional rehearsal and storytelling. Additionally, her dedication to research-informed design has had a longstanding impact as companies and designers increasingly rely on audience research and metrics to shape their practices. The newest in Bloomsbury's Influential Video Game Designers series, Carly Kocurek highlights the contributions of a designer whose work has had a profound impact on the development of both games for girls and empathy games.
Categories: Games & Activities

Characterising HCI Principles for Evaluating the User Experience of a Serious Game

Characterising HCI Principles for Evaluating the User Experience of a Serious Game

Human-Computer Interaction -- User experience -- Serious games -- Interpretative phenomenological analysis.

Author: Lizanne Fitchat

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:956984321

Category: Electronic dissertations

Page: 326

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Human-Computer Interaction -- User experience -- Serious games -- Interpretative phenomenological analysis.
Categories: Electronic dissertations

Exertion Games

Exertion Games

This book provides an overview of existing work in the area, outlines a spectrum of exertion games, and presents an analysis of key enabling technologies.

Author: Florian Mueller

Publisher:

ISBN: 1680832026

Category: Computers

Page: 106

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Advances in human-computer interaction (HCI) technologies have led to emerging computer game systems that foster physical exertion as part of the interaction. This book provides an overview of existing work in the area, outlines a spectrum of exertion games, and presents an analysis of key enabling technologies.
Categories: Computers