Category: Paper

Atomic Tutorial Design

ABSTRACT Designing a good video game tutorial is by many considered an art form. Like many everyday tasks and interactions, playing games requires multiple skills and knowledge and being able to design a tutorial, which elegantly teaches the player these should indeed be rewarded. The game design research field has long been striving to break…

Game Genres and User Created Content

ABSTRACT Hypothesizing an interrelated causality in which user created content influence and is influenced by the game, this research seeks the existence of correlation between these two concepts, and the reasoning thereof. By analyzing four games Cities: Skylines, Prison Architect, Don’t Starve, and Ark: Survival Evolved, this paper examines the similar and distinct characteristics of…

Deconstructing Trust Through Airbnb

ABSTRACT The purpose of this research is to study how users minimize uncertainty to establish trust during utilization of Airbnb, a platform facilitating rental of privately owned accommodations. First phase involves qualitative interviews of a relatively homogeneous group consisting of ten informants. In second phase, data is transcribed allowing for color coding, and subsequent pattern…