Biometric Storyboards: Visualising Game User Research Data

Pejman Mirza-Babaei, Graham McAllister, Lennart E. Nacke, Nick Collins, Geraldine Fitzpatrick, and Gareth R. White. 2012. Biometric Storyboards: Visualising Game User Research Data. In Proceedings of CHI EA 2012. Austin, TX, United States. ACM, 2315-2320. doi:10.1145/2212776.2223795


Player experience is difficult to evaluate and report, especially using quantitative methodologies in addition to observations and interviews. One step towards tying quantitative physiological measures of player arousal to player experience reports are Biometric Storyboards (BioSt). They can visualise meaningful relationships between a player's physiological changes and game events. This paper evaluates the usefulness of BioSt to the game industry. We presented the Biometric Storyboards technique to six game developers and interviewed them about the advantages and disadvantages of this technique.