David Schuff, Temple University
Uchenna Oguekwe, American College of Physicians
Neil Rushi, Temple University
Michael McAghon, Intuitive Company
Paul Nuschke, Empathy Lab
Video games are changing the ways in which we interact with technology such as the motion-sensing Wii Remote and Xbox 360’s Kinect and Playstation Move. Video games have also led the way in group collaboration, achieving a level of sophistication not often seen within companies. Games such as Call of Duty series and World of Warcraft allow users to play together. The attention these games demand is incredible – in its first week, Halo: Reach accounted for 5,901 person-years of online game play. From a usability perspective, business applications users are faced with many of the same issues as those that face gamers. The next generation of corporate employees, having grown up using iPhones and Playstations, will have a different set of expectations regarding software usability. Yet, few gaming innovations have made inroads into mainstream business applications. This report will illustrate a set of best practices based on lessons learned from an analysis of 29 video games.
Few gaming innovations have made inroads into mainstream business applications.
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