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The Horror of Doors: A study of door design in relation to player experience.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Game Design.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

This study focuses on investigating if specific aspects in texture design, used in the 3D-Models implemented in 3D-digital games, can influence a player's action. The method used is a minor section of a game called a level being constructed for player testing. The level has 6 rooms each with 2 out of 6 different designs of doors. The player will choose one, and with an interview tell us why he or she picked that door.

I found that the players choose logic, rather than discomfort, when choosing a door as the choice often was about where the door lead. As the test shows interesting results, it validated my hypthesis in terms of whether a design can affect the player’s choices.

Abstract [sv]

Den här studien fokuserar på att undersöka specifika sidor I textur design som kan påverka en spelares val. Metoden som användes är ett mindre område i spel kallad Level som designades för spelare att testa. Level består av 6 rum med 2 av 6 olika designs på dörrar i varje rum, spelaren väljer en dörr och med en intervju förklarar varför han eller hon valde just den dörren.

Jag fann att spelare hellre gjorde logiska val än ett val ledd av obehag när de valde dörr då valet ofta var om vart dörren leder till. Testet visar intressanta resultat men bekräftar också min hypotes när det gäller om en dörr design kan påverka en spelares val.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 19 p.
Keyword [en]
Cumputer Games, Level design, Textures, 3D, Door
Keyword [sv]
Dataspel, Level design, Texturer, 3D, Dörrar
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-265364OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-265364DiVA: diva2:868198
Subject / course
Game Design (HGO)
Educational program
Game Design and Graphics (HGO)
Available from: 2015-11-11 Created: 2015-10-27 Last updated: 2015-11-11Bibliographically approved

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