Pejman Mirza-Babaei is an Associate Professor of UX Research and runs the UXR Lab, an applied user experience research lab for digital media, at Ontario Tech University. He is co-editor of Games User Research and is currently working on The Game Designer's Playbook: An Introduction to Game Interaction Design, expected release Spring 2022. Twitter: @pejman_mb
Artificial intelligence (AI) research has a strong relationship with games, often serving as a testbed for the development of novel algorithms. Game developers gain insights from working on projects that use game evaluation tools supported by AI. The author describes the development of a framework to simulate players’ in-game navigation in order to learn from models of human memory, reasoning, and spatial navigation.