Following up from my recent review of the top positive user experience elements in Driver: San Francisco, this week I’ll be looking at the top 5 usability and user experience issues that cause a negative player experience. For each issue, I’ll also discuss potential fixes that could be implemented in order to create a […]
As part of my Masters project I’ve been studying the patterns found in social interaction while gaming, and how people play games together (much more on this soon). Last week saw the release of Ubisoft’s “We Dare” across Europe. Here in the UK, our delicate sensibilities have been spared from this game, apparently due to […]
This is a guest blog post by Devin Jordan of IdentityMine.com. Devin discusses some of the benefits of using an expert-evaluation based model, rather than a pure user-centred method. Read on to see his argument, and comment on what you think!
The playability heuristics (guidelines) by Desurvire provide a quick and easy guide to the ‘playability’ of a game, as we’ve seen before. Today, we look at what they tell us about the user experience, and usability, through applying them to a classic game – Pong. For brevity, we’re only looking at the game play, and […]
Just a short update this week, sharing some thoughts on the recent Nielsen-Norman report on usability for the iPad. The recently published study was based research from a combination of both expert evaluation and user-testing, and aimed to discover how people interact with the iPad, and what issues typical users would encounter that prevent them […]