Digital Game Research, User Experience and the Brain

User Experience

Recently, my research was featured in an article by Harry Brignull for the UX community, entitled “UX for videogame design: Gameplay Research”, where he describes succinctly what some of my colleagues and me are doing in game science, where our main focus is to understand players from an empirical research perspective.

Digital Game Research and User Experience

If you are in London around first week of September, you can participate in a highly interesting panel about Playability and Player Experience Research I am chairing on September 1st, 2.00 – 3.30pm at DiGRA, where we will discuss UX methods for analyzing games and players. If you want to get a glimpse of what will be talked about, jump to Joerg’s game usability blog, read a brand new hot paper from Anders, Alessandro and Georgios entitled “Player Modeling using Self-Organization in Tomb Raider: Underworld” (pdf), read Hannu’s paper on Playability heuristics for mobile multi-player games or check the recent publications from the TU/e Game XP Lab. Continue reading

Eye Tracking

Gaming and Eye Tracking: Gameplay Experience in a Gaze Interaction Game

Eye tracking has – for quite a while – attracted game researchers to use this exciting technology to interact with new media, especially games, since from a viewpoint of game accessibility, it opens gaming up to people with severe motor disabilities. At the COGAIN conference in May, we have presented a paper with results from our 2007 study. Continue reading