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Game Usability by Katherine Isbister

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Chapter Nineteen

Social Psychology and User Research

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Katherine Isbister, prior to joining the IT University of Copenhagen Center for Computer Games faculty as an associate professor in 2008, was an associate professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, where she was founder and director of the Games Research Laboratory. Dr. Isbister’s current primary research interests include emotion and gesture in games, sup-pie interactions, design of game characters, and games usability. Isbister’s book—Better Game Characters by Design: A Psychological Approach—was nominated for a Game Developer Magazine Frontline Award in 2006. Isbister serves ...

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