Usability, Playability, and Long-Term Engagement in Computer Games

Authors: Febretti, A., Garzotto, F.

Publication: CHI 2009 Work In Progress, Boston, MA, ACM SIGCHI

Does usability affect long term user engagement in computer games, or are other factors more influential? This paper explores this issue, discussing an evaluation study that measured the relevance of usability versus playability factors for long-term user engagement in eight commercial games.

Keywords: Interactive game, engagement, usability, playability, heuristic evaluation, user testing, correlation

ACM Classification Keywords: H5.2. User Interfaces - Evaluation / Methodology

Date: April 4, 2009 - April 9, 2009

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Workflow for Usability / Playability Factors - A. Febretti, EVL

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