Play: Exploring the UX Dimensions of Video Game design

Event Info

Fri 29 Aug, 2008 from 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Jury's Inn
101 Stroudley Road
Brighton, BN1 4DJ, UK


The Games industry has created a whole series of challenges for games developers and designers. Games narratives, structures and controls have got to a level of complexity that offers new ground for inventing and developing different methods of interacting with games.

To be successfull, in such a crowded and competitive industry, games developers must consider the context of experience.

Unlike traditional software, where more traditional performance metrics can be applied, measuring experential dimensions such as 'fun' and 'playability' becomes a daunting task. Games are a tremendously varied set of applications, defying a one-size-fits-all approach. Even a broad and relevant concept such as flow falls short of capturing all classes of game experience.

'Play' will go beyond simple usability issues exploring different dimensions of User Experience that make games enjojable.

Use8 events are informal and tend to create an open atmosphere conducive to discussion and networking. A good mix of creative businesses, professionals and students are expected to attend. The event will be held on the 29th of August at the Jurys Inn Hotel - Brighton UK. The event is free to attend but you need to register.

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