Chapter Six

Heuristic Evaluation of Games


Noah Shaffer is an M.S./Ph.D. student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he’s focusing on usability and interaction design in games. Noah became a Certified Usability Analyst (CUA) in 2004. He’s also completed internships doing usability evaluation and institutionalization at game companies, including Mobile2Win in India and SNDA in China.

6.1 Introduction

Does your team have the time and money required to do a formal usability study to find your usability problems? It’s typical for game design teams to have tight budgets and ultra-tight timelines. There are other methods of usability testing ...

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