FDG Workshop Play Experience Workshop

Invitation to Contribute

March 27th, 2012 is the final Submission Deadline Extension for the FDG
2012 Play Experience Workshop
to be held in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA on: May 29 2012

This workshop will bring together researchers interested in GUR (Games
User Research), including game evaluation, player experience, game-user
research, game telemetry, think aloud, observed behavior, heuristics,
metrics, and psycho-physiological measurements. The main goals of the
workshop and the expected outcomes are to bring the community together
and discuss the methods and applications of the methods involved with
Games User Research on the design process.

We invite participants to submit position, empirical and theory
Abstracts on the use of qualitative and quantitative methods for the
evaluation of digital games, and the design of interfaces that can better account for
the player experience while interacting with them.

The workshop will feature a keynote by
Mike Ambinder, Valve, and Janus Rau Sorensen, Crystal Dynamics and IO Interactive.

We seek submissions focused on the following topics (but
are certainly not limited to):
· Lessons learned from working with play experience – in the broadest
sense
· Theory and models for measuring play experience
· The correlation between various play experience measures
· User models developed based on existing games user research methods
· The possibility of fielding different measures in the practical
Context of academic research and industrial game development
· The application of play experience models in game AI and game design
· Data analysis techniques that are best suited to process GUR data for
creating optimal player experience

Workshop Schedule
The workshop will be composed of:
– industry keynote speakers
– overview of game user research methods from Game User Research SIG at
GDC 2012
– summary from workshop on Game User Research from CHI 2012
– participants presentations
– group formation and work
– results presentation

Submission Information
See http://hcigames.businessandit.uoit.ca/gurfdg2012/ for submission details.

If you have any comments or questions, please direct them to Alessandro
Canossa: aca@dkds.dk or alec@itu.dk.

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