Inclusive online social play through non-verbal communication

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Publication 2-year master student thesis
Title Inclusive online social play through non-verbal communication
Author Velasquez Araque, Daniel
Date 2020
English abstract
This research focuses on the connection between voice-based interactions and harassment in online games, from the point of interaction design. It points out severe faults in privacy afforded by voice-based communication and explores beyond this medium to design a communication system that relies only on non-verbal communication (NVC). Such system was co-created with the players supporting the idea that inclusion starts even in the early design stages. Through the playtesting of the NVC system the research shows the many ways in which the type of communication impacts the game and how players experience cooperation, cohabitation, and inclusion in online games. However, to achieve this, this research had to create a framework and mapping methods that focus on the players and their communicative intention. Hence, the “levels of multiplayer communication” is proposed as a tool to analyze and a method to design for communication in games, and it stands as a knowledge contribution along with the information acquired through its use.
Publisher Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle
Language eng (iso)
Subject Game Design
Interaction Design
HCI
Ludic Interaction
Online Games
NVC
Non-verbal Communication
co-design
Participatory Design
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/32827 Permalink to this page
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