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Remember usability relates to how easy it is for a user to interact with a system or product. We need to test how a user interacts with a system. This could be an existing system we want to replace or our own design. We can test this by observing the user use an existing system. […]
User research is about the process of finding out information about the users (humans) of your system. It needs to have a structured approach that you can use to measure and observe the processes. There are two main areas of user research: Qualitative Research Quantitative Research These types of user research can be observational where […]
The first video on YouTube
The video ‘Me at the zoo’ was the first ever video uploaded to youtube.
MLAPI and Unity’s New Input System
This is a complex and frustrating but also rewarding activity. The example here is not an example of best practice. It is an example of a bodge to get the two new Unity packages MLAPI and the Input System working together. Please watch the video for a guide for how to implement MLAPI and the […]
Games for players with disabilities
Games have become a lot more accessible over the past few years. Custom control schemes are available as are different colour schemes and modes with closed captions. “However certain types of games or characters lead themselves better to players with certain play styles or requirements. This article “Games need more roles for players with disabilities” […]
Microsoft is making one of the most positive moves for game accessibility in years | PC Gamer
This is a great move by Microsoft who have shown a lot of commitment to enabling players to be able to play their games anywhere and with any control scheme or a range of visual effects to allow for the different accessibility needs of different players. https://www.pcgamer.com/microsoft-is-making-one-of-the-most-positive-moves-for-game-accessibility-in-years/
Social engineering and the NZ Covid tracer app
The government message has been scan, scan, scan. This has been an attempt at social engineering to encourage people to scan. This instruction does not accurately describe what people need to do. People respond well to positive encouragement. The government message doesn’t include this and then subconsciously people feel guilty for not scanning in. NZ […]
GameStop’s increasing share price.
GameStop’s share price has been increasing rapidly due to investors putting in a large number of orders for stock, more than there is stock available. This higher demand for stock over supply has led to the share price increasing on the US stock market. The Guardian Article
Sony delisting Cyberpunk 2077 from PlayStation store
Sony has announced that they are delisting Cyberpunk 2077 due to problems with how the game plays on base PS4 hardware. This is a massive step and means that people can continue to play the game if they own it. No more copies can be sold however. A similar issue happened with the PC version […]