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Session Name: The Design of Everyday Games
Speaker(s): Christina Wodtke
Company Name(s): CCA
Track / Format: Design

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Overview: In 2013, Don Norman updated The Design Of Everyday Things. In 2015, references to "affodances" and "feedback" were everywhere at GDC. As games reacher broader audiences, it's critical that game designers make games accessible to players who are more familiar with Amazon than Fallout 4. A positive user experience can create the next Monument Valley or Clash of Clans.
Norman pointed out that a positive user experience begins with usability, but it doesn't end there. Great user experiences anticipate the user's needs and then go beyond that to delight. User experience designers have evolved a variety of approaches and tools to assure that the a product is "a joy to own, a joy to use."
In this talk, Christina will explore the core principles of user experience design, and how it can create games that are elegant and complete experiences that both serve and delight their players.

GDC 2016

Christina Wodtke


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