Calling for participants for a videogame study

Mitu Khandaker is a PhD researcher in the School of Creative Technologies and she is currently running a video game study from 5th-19th December and requires participants.

“I am looking for participants to take part in a PhD research study at the University of Portsmouth. You would be asked to play a short videogame, and you are offered the opportunity to try out the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.

Your overall time commitment will not be more than approximately 45 minutes overall. Your help would be appreciated, and a £10 gift voucher for either Amazon or Tesco is offered in exchange for your participation.

The research will explore how interfaces that mimic our natural interactions with the world around us affect how we distance ourselves from a game, and how think about what is happening. The motivation behind this research is to help game developers more meaningfully design games with this in mind. The short videogame features a scenario in which you are rock climbing, and may feature a morally difficult decision to be made.

You do not need to be someone who usually plays video games, as I am actively seeking people with a wide range of experiences and backgrounds. All that is asked is that you are over 18 years old.”

If you are interested in taking part, or have any questions, please email Mitu Khandaker-Kokoris at mitu.khandaker@port.ac.uk, or book a slot to take part.

The research is being conducted within the School of Creative Technologies at the University of Portsmouth.

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    phil letchford
    5 years ago

    Hi, I know an 11 yr old gamer who would be interested. Is he eligible?

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      Victoria Smith
      5 years ago

      Hello Phil it’s only open to 18 years and over, sorry

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    Ryan Dean-Hill
    5 years ago

    I’d like to help out if you’re still looking for people, I could also probably convince a few other people to come along too.

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      Victoria Smith
      5 years ago

      Hello Ryan, if you click on the link in the story it opens up a booking system

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