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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