Principles of interaction design (IxD) can be realized through several different applications including games (IxGD). Great games provide enhanced human interaction, socialization, challenges, goals, and of course, fun. From a cognitive perspective, games challenge us functionally and emotionally by placing the player at the heart of the gameplay scenario.
This course explored the nuances of interaction design in the context of developing games. The main focus was to understand and design meaningful ‘cause and effect’ relationships and how these dynamics affect human behavior and the perception of competition and fun. Students also investigated the design of a gaming ecosystem, which included themes, visual language, playing surfaces, game components, and rules.