A brief history on how a new thing are bad for you

In 1795, author J. G. Heinzmann insisted that such devotion [to novels] caused “weakening of the eyes, heat rashes, gout, arthritis, hemorrhoids, asthma, apoplexy, pulmonary disease, indigestion, blocking of the bowels, nervous disorder, migraines, epilepsy, hypochondria and melancholy.”Anslow (2016) Anslow covers stuff that what is claimed to be bad for you from novels to comicsContinue reading “A brief history on how a new thing are bad for you”

Game design research: An overview

Petri Lankoski and Jussi Holopainen In: Lankoski, P. and Holopainen, J., eds., 2017. Game design research. An introduction to theory & practice. ETC Press, pp.1-24. Available at http://press.etc.cmu.edu/index.php/product/game-design-research/ (Printed book, e-pub, or free PDF) Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) Game design aims to solve a design problem of “how do we create this specificContinue reading “Game design research: An overview”

Forthcoming – Game design research: Theory & practice

Something Jussi Holopainen and I have been working on: Lankoski, P. and Holopainen, J. forthcoming. Game design research: An Introduction to Theory & practice. ETC Press. EDIT: the book is out.  More in the post Game design research: An overview. Table of contents of the book: Game design research: An overview / Petri Lankoski andContinue reading “Forthcoming – Game design research: Theory & practice”

Some more embodiment analyses

Here are some more (explorative) analyses from the embodiment data used the Embodiment in character-based video games. I collected also workload data using raw Nasa TLX when gathering data for EFA and CFA, but then I did not use workload data in analyses. My assumption was that workload would correlate with the embodiment, but did not lookContinue reading “Some more embodiment analyses”

Embodiment in character-based video games

Petri Lankoski This is author’s version of the paper. The authoritative version is available via ACM.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2994310.2994320. The paper is presented at AcademicMindtrek’16, October 17-18, 2016, Tampere, Finland (c) 2016 ACM. ISBN978-1-4503-4367-1/16/10… and published in the conference proceedings. Abstract Embodiment is used to denote the sense that something is a part of one’s body. TheContinue reading “Embodiment in character-based video games”

Confidence intervals & credible intervals

This is a note for me. Confidence intervals: “Are the observed data x reasonable given the hypothesised values of θ?” == P(θ| x) vs Credible intervals: “What values of θ are reasonable given the observed data x?” == P(x| θ) Those are related as “P(θ| x) = P(θ)P(x| θ)” Credible intervals are part of Bayesian approach. http://stats.stackexchange.com/questions/2272/whats-the-difference-between-a-confidence-interval-and-a-credible-interval