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Designing for the user experience of sociability in massively multiplayer online games

Christou, Georgios and Zaphiris, Panayiotis and Ang, Chee Siang and Law, Effie Lai-Chong (2011) Designing for the user experience of sociability in massively multiplayer online games. In: Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, USA, pp. 879-882. ISBN 978-1-4503-0268-5. (doi:10.1145/1979742.1979544) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The emergence of MMOGs has led to new ways of socializing with friends. Nowadays a good online game is also associated with the pleasure of socializing and interacting with other players. One cannot play a game solitarily in a meaningful sense without interacting with the other players. However, there are still no integrated ways of designing and evaluating the inherent sociability of MMOGs, nor are there methods or guidelines for evaluating social user experiences. Designers of MMOGs are often left to use their intuition and experience, many times leading to design failures. This SIG aims to further the understanding of the challenges relating to the design of the social interactions that users experience, and the way these manifest and are supported in Massively Multi-player Online Games (MMOGs). The goal is to examine the ways that sociability manifests in MMOGs and the way that design affects these manifestations.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1145/1979742.1979544
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Digital Media
Depositing User: Tina Thompson
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2013 15:40 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36297 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Ang, Chee Siang: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1109-9689
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