Allaeys, Sabinr. Mobile Phone Games Designed for GirlsUnlike many game developers, one company creates games primarily targeted at young women and girls. MiniFizz is certainly not just a traditional boys’ game painted pink. – User Interface October 2004Federoff, Melissa Heuristics and Usability Guidelines for the Creation and Evaluation of Fun in Video Games. 2000Folmer, Eelke. Interaction patterns for games – Pattern library in process (2005)Houser, Rob and Scott Deloach – Learning from Games: Seven Principles of Effective Design
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Heuristics and usability guidelnes for games. The article describes the importance of usability for games and describes two testing methods. – CMP Game Group, June 23, 2005Light, Ann. It’s Official, Games can make you Smarter… – Usabilty News, 2003Lucas, Shannon and Denise Fulton What We Learned Evaluating the Usability of a Game
How do you test a game? Rather than look at background issues like differences between games and applications, this article focuses on the methods employed for the usability testing of Ion Storm’s game Thief: Deadly Shadows. – User Interface October 2004Malone, Thomas. “What Makes Things Fun to Learn? A Study of Intrinsically Motivating Computer Games” (Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Psychology, Stanford University, 1980)Noldus Information Technology. Case Study: eMotion Laboratory.
Description of a the eMotion Lab at Glasgow Caledonian University, whose projects include usability tests of games.Peterson, Martin. Why Game Documentation is Essential to a Satisfying User Experience
Documentation and information organization are an integral part of video game construction. – User Interface October 2004Usability and Mobile Gaming: As Good as It Gets?
Developing gaming applications for phones can be fun and, fast, and can allow developers to work on the edge of relatively uncharted territory. Game Usability Study
On May 3, 2003, Nokia sponsored a presentation of the results of a game usability study, coordinated by Nokia and conducted by Idean Research Ltd.
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