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1 EDS TEAM Usability testing plan for puzzle game from BelleViews company School of Business and Information Management Oulu University of Applied Sciences

2 TEAM MEMBERS  List of team members, with emails  Edson Guzman   Tien Dung Hoang   Sampo Jumisko 

3 CASE DESCRIPTION  We will concentrate for the puzzle game of Bellegame company.  We will concentrate for people from 18 to 30 years old and ususally use internet. They will have basic knowledge for play this game on facebook.

4 FOCUS  We will focus on:  General playability (difficult, interesting)  Graphics (Patttern of design, package)  User interface (easy to control, familiar with players)

5 TESTING PERSONS  Age distribution:  15-20: 8 people (27%)  20-25: 16people(53%)  25-30: 6 people (20%)  Sex ratio:  female(13  44%)  male(17  56%)  Game experiences: some levels  The number of users: 30 people

6 TESTING PROTOCOL  The actual game was deliveried to players after read instructions. Players had 5 to 10 mins to read instructions and got familar with the game.  Observers observed during the whole testing period and gave players certain help when they had problems.  When players required questions, observers had to write down those questions for later data analysis and then provided them help.

7 TESTING PROTOCOL Tasks:  Playing in individuals.  Player played this game in comfortable environment.  The playing period was about 10 to 15 minute per person.  After game completion, players need to fill in questionnaire.

8 TEAM MEMBER ROLES Edson Guzman: Questionnaire, collecting testing group data Sampo Jumisko :Collecting testing group data Tien Dung Hoang: project leader, questionnaire, final data collection and result

9 GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEST PLAYERS Total of 30 players were participating in the test Players age and status: 86% were students aged 15-26 years 4 of the players were workers aged 26-30 and with academic backround 44% of the players were female Almost all the test persons announced to play puzzle games occasionally One person was playing a lot of puzzle games

10 TEST SITUATION All the testings took place in either testers or test persons’ home 13 people usually play game on facebook. 10 % wanted to continue the game after playing time

11 RESULTS ANALYSIS  Question 1: What kind of mini-game you like?  8 Arcade and action  2 cards and casino  14 brain and puzzle  6 casual game  Question 2: What value do you concentrate when play a game?  4 game mechanics  14 storyline  6 balance  6 graphics and balance

12 RESULTS ANALYSIS  Question 3-4(1very bad…..5 very good) QuestionsHighes t point Lowest point Average point Analysis 3.How is this game controller? 412.22The attraction level of this game was at the low- middle level and less players think it was interesting. 4.Attraction of graphic design? 511.90There are 3-players that think the graphic design was a success. Most of other players think it is just boring.

13 QUESTION 5-7 QuestionsHighest point Lowest point Average point Analysis 5.How often they will play this game 426According to the research, most of players don’t think this is an interesting game 6. How many people enjoy this game 228There is two player think they enjoy to play it. Others think it is boring 7. Is the game’s main idea attractive? 228Most of players think the idea of this game is interesting but should be improved

14 QUESTION 8-10 QuestionsHighest point Lowest point Average point Analysis 8. The target group of this game? 30-40 year old15-17 year old15-22 year oldMost of players think the target group would be age between 15- 17. This game requires less skills and tactics to play, it will be more suitable for youth. 9. How difficult is this game? 423 Seldom players think it is difficult to play, most of them think it is one of easiest board games to play. It would be more fun if improving the difficult level of the game. 10. Point for this game 512.66

15 QUESTIONS 11-13 Question11: What was your overall impression of the game?  For the impression of the game only two user reported that game is interesting. For other users reported that game is boring and if can improve the game it will be better. Question12: Compared to other puzzle games, do you think what uniqueness of this game are?  For 3 users who have lot of experience of other puzzle games they said the story of this game is normal. Some said the game was worse than normal games. Question13: Of your opinion, what was unpleasant in this game?  Almost all the user think that they are graphic and level of the game.

16 QUESTIONS 14-15 Question14: Of your opinion, what would you improve in this game? After analysis all the answers, there are 3 most important parts need to improve.  Better graphics  Make it more challenging  Menu is slow, sounds are boring, no bg-music. Needs more “action”, something that makes it different from all the other bejeweled clones.” Question15: Other comments?  Only 2 of users answer this question. One of the users said it was quite good game to killing time.  The other user said this game should be improved a lot.

17 THE SUMMARY OF RESULTS  Recommended target group age is between 15-22 years old  The graphical design is adored by certain people not all.  After testing, seldom players don’t have strong willing to play this game again  The theme of this game is too boring  The game goals are not clear

18 THE SUMMARY OF RESULTS Improvements:  More levels  Better graphic  Add more thing for more interesting

19 Thank You For Your Listen.

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