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Human–Computer Interaction Series

Evaluating User Experience in Games

Concepts and Methods

Editors: Bernhaupt, Regina (Ed.)

  • Perceived lack of of a body of knowledge in the computer science and games community

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About this book

User Experience has become a major research area in human-computer interaction. The area of game design and development has been focusing on user experience evaluation for the last 20 years, although a clear definition of user experience is still to be established.

The contributors to this volume explore concepts that enhance the overall user experience in games such as fun, playability, flow, immersion and many others. Presenting an overview of current practice from academia and industry in game development, the book shows a variety of methods that can be used to evaluate user experience in games, not only during game-play but also before and after the game play.

Evaluating User Experiences in Games:

  • Presents a broad range of user experience evaluation methods and concepts;
  • Provides insights on when to apply the various user experience evaluation methods in the development cycle and shows how methods can be also applied to a more general HCI context;
  • Includes new research on evaluating user experience during game play and after; and social play;
  • Describes new evaluation methods;
  • Details methods that are also applicable for exertion games or tabletop games.

 

This comprehensive book will be welcomed by researchers and practitioners in the field.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The book promises to address the evaluation of user experience, it provides little in terms of actual analysis and more in terms of anecdotes of data collection efforts for various specific games. … provides a broad overview of the practice of gathering user experience data for computer-based games. … The current volume is appropriate for a course that introduces the concepts of collecting user feedback in a traditional HCI and game development setting.” (Thom McLean, ACM Computing Reviews, December, 2010)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • User Experience Evaluation in Entertainment

    Bernhaupt, Regina

    Pages 3-7

  • Enabling Social Play: A Framework for Design and Evaluation

    Isbister, Katherine

    Pages 11-22

  • Presence, Involvement, and Flow in Digital Games

    Takatalo, Jari (et al.)

    Pages 23-46

  • Assessing the Core Elements of the Gaming Experience

    Calvillo-Gámez, Eduardo H. (et al.)

    Pages 47-71

  • The Life and Tools of a Games Designer

    Brown, Emily

    Pages 73-87

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-84882-963-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84882-962-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-2557-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evaluating User Experience in Games
Book Subtitle
Concepts and Methods
Editors
  • Regina Bernhaupt
Series Title
Human–Computer Interaction Series
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84882-963-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84882-963-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84882-962-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-2557-0
Series ISSN
1571-5035
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 277
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