Lightweight Games User Research for Indies and Non-Profit Organizations

Zhu (Cole) Zhenyu, Andrea Abney, Pejman Mirza-Babaei, Anders Drachen, Christiane Moser, and Lennart E. Nacke. 2016. Lightweight Games User Research for Indies and Non-Profit Organizations. In Proceedings of the 34th Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts - CHI EA '16. San Jose, CA, USA. ACM. doi:10.1145/2851581.2856504


The Games User Research (GUR) community has thrived at CHI with four workshops and a course since CHI 2012; all of these were well attended. In line with the #chi4good spirit this year, the GUR field must advance towards demographics that will benefit from GUR but are currently underrepresented in the community: Small, independent developers, non-profit organizations, and academics that create mobile games, games for health or change, or educational games. This workshop will be a think tank for participants to construct collective knowledge, share and discuss. We plan to discuss topics online beyond the workshop via the International Game Developer Associations Special Interest Group on GUR, which serves as a basis for disseminating workshop outcomes and further discussion.