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ERIC Number: EJ571697
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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ISSN: ISSN-0049-3155
Learning from Games: Seven Principles of Effective Design.
Houser, Rob; DeLoach, Scott
Technical Communication: Journal of the Society for Technical Communication, v45 n3 p319-29 Aug 1998
Describes seven design principles found in computer games that contribute to the creation of more usable applications. Provides examples from several games to illustrate these principles ("attract mode," clearly stated goals, brief instructions, transparency, performance coaching, "training wheels," and consistent feedback). Argues that games set a significant direction for effective interface design. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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