User experience and video games
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Video games as an aspect of visual culture
Are video games an aspect of Visual Culture studies? Definitely yes, but not only because Wikipedia says so.
Playful vs gameful user experience
Why are games important for UX design? We talk about video games, but there is a significant difference among play and game.
The “WH” Questions of user experience
And why I needed video games to point them out! I play video games, I love the culture around them!
Understanding User Experience Towards a definition
User Experience (UX) refers to a person's emotions and attitudes about using a particular product, system or service. It includes the practical, experiential, affective, meaningful and valuable aspects of human–computer interaction and product ownership. [ Wikipedia ]
Games and User Experience Introducing the gameplay to the players
A great gameplay might be hidden behind a wall, the wall of the first-time user experience. Game creators don't want their players to get upset even before getting started with the story. The challenge is to introduce and engage them to the world they created for them.
Information Architecture and interaction models Powerful UX tools to engage players
Information architecture (IA) is the structural design of shared information environments [ Wikipedia ]; an interaction model is a design model that binds an application together in a way that supports the conceptual models of its target users. [ uxmatters ]. IA points out the paths that the players will follow to reach gameplay and beat the game.