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Immersive Media and Games
Term : Fall 2024
Catalog Year : 2024-2025

IMG 405 - Games User Research

Description: This course introduces Games User Research methodologies and techniques for formally evaluating games and communicating findings and recommendations to stakeholders. Games that are not usable, accessible, balanced, or understood are not playable or enjoyable. In this course, students rigorously evaluate the immersive experience they designed in IMG 386 using Games User Research methodologies and communicate their design recommendations. Students learn how to set up a research lab, how to identify useful research questions, how to choose appropriate methods, understand which method pairings work together and which pairings would cause order effects or carryover effects, how to plan and manage resources, and how to report findings strategically to maximize buy in. Additionally, students will be exposed to numerous real-world case studies. Letter grade only.

Units: 3

No sections currently offered.

Prerequisite: IMG 386 and PSY 260 with grades of C or better