(English) Play Your Way to Productivity: Using Game Design to Achieve “Flow”

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(English) The Email Game, a productivity game inspired by the linearity of in-game tasks, structures your workday into unit-based sessions, breaking work into manageable units. [Leia mais]

(English) Social Games with Words: A Short History of Implementations

(English) Knowing the strengths and weaknesses of a platform is critical to getting the most out of user interface designs for it. [Leia mais]

(English) Electric Racer to Promote Literacy: A Game for Two Inter-Generational Players

(English) This study indicated that educational gameplay benefited from clarity around players’ roles, enabling parents’ participation, furthering the learning process for the child players. [Leia mais]

(English) Designing Games for
 Non-Gamers: Rapid Prototyping as a Design Methodology

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(English) In designing games for non-gamers, provide more clarity in the tutorial and game mechanics and do not to rely on players’ prior digital media expertise. [Leia mais]

(English) Multi-screen Games and Beyond: New Dimensions in User Interaction

(English) User experiences, and thus games, evolve with continued interaction with and between screens everywhere. [Leia mais]

(English) Simplifying Game Interfaces: Principles for Hiding UI Complexity

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(English) Correctly amplifying the microscopic motions of thumbs on a game controller to avoid over-whelming first time players may be achieved through context sensitivity. [Leia mais]

(English) Using Biometrics to Reveal Insights into the Player Experience

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(English) Biometric sensors, particularly EMG and EEG, help user researchers in understanding digital experiences, gaining insight into how users experience websites. [Leia mais]

(English) Playing to Learn: Teaching User Research to Game Design Students

(English) Students of Game Player Experience understand the value of user research first hand by learning good game user experience principles and seeing those principles implemented. [Leia mais]

(English) Games in the Real World: Some Characteristics We Can Use

(English) User experience designers capitalize on the gameful attributes of everyday activities, influencing human behavior to promote new kinds of interactions, creating change in the real world. [Leia mais]

(English) Looking to Games for the New User Experience: What Other Website Interfaces Can Learn

(English) Games have come a long way since the 1980s when gamers—in the modern video game sense—were a young, fringe lot. [Leia mais]

(English) On the Edge: Gaming the User Experience

(English) Game design often seems to turn usability principles upside down: traditional, information-oriented design values the standards of usability, usefulness, and appeal, but game developers start from the other direction and work back. [Leia mais]

(English) Another Research Tool (Book Review)

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(English) A review of Search Analytics for Your Site by Louis Rosenfeld.
Insights about SSA in a practical, straightforward, and enjoyable, with real-world examples. [Leia mais]

(English) Editor’s Note: Games, Gameplay,
 and Gamification


(English) Game design has come a long way. Game-conscious UX, whether in traditional games or gamified-applications, will play an important role in the future. [Leia mais]

(English) Rubes Cartoon: Upon Bernie’s Arrival

(English) Cartoons from the wild and twisted world of Leigh Rubin, syndicated cartoonist. [Leia mais]