Integrating Usability Evaluation into Model-Driven Video Game Development

  • Adrian Fernandez
  • Emilio Insfran
  • Silvia Abrahão
  • José Ángel Carsí
  • Emanuel Montero
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7623)

Abstract

The increasing complexity of video game development highlights the need of design and evaluation methods for enhancing quality and reducing time and cost. In this context, Model-Driven Development approaches seem to be very promising since a video game can be obtained by transforming platform-independent models into platform-specific models that can be in turn transformed into code. Although this approach is started to being used for video game development, there is a need for usability evaluation methods specifically tailored to this type of development process. In this paper, we present a usability inspection method that can be used along all the stages of the model-driven video game development. The method relies on a Usability Model that is aligned with the ISO/IEC 25010 (SQuaRE) standard and decomposes usability into measurable attributes and metrics specific for the video game domain.

Keywords

Video Game Usability Inspection Model-Driven Development 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian Fernandez
    • 1
  • Emilio Insfran
    • 1
  • Silvia Abrahão
    • 1
  • José Ángel Carsí
    • 1
  • Emanuel Montero
    • 1
  1. 1.ISSI Research Group, Department of Information Systems and ComputationUniversitat Politècnica de ValènciaValenciaSpain

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