Empirical Analysis of Playability vs. Usability in a Computer Game

  title={Empirical Analysis of Playability vs. Usability in a Computer Game},
  author={David G. Novick and Juan Vicario and Baltazar Santaella and Iv{\'a}n Gris},
This paper reports our experience in applying an empirical userexperience testing method to improve a computer game. We sought to understand the differences in practice between usability and playability, and correspondingly to assess the usefulness of different approaches to taxonomies for playability. Our experience suggests that the evaluation technique for playability can be the same as for usability and that some existing taxonomies for playability do not provide effective support for… CONTINUE READING

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