Investigating Children’s Opinions of Games: Fun Toolkit vs. This or That

Sim, Gavin orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-9713-9388 and Horton, Matthew orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-2932-2233 (2012) Investigating Children’s Opinions of Games: Fun Toolkit vs. This or That. In: IDC '12 Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), New York, NY, USA, pp. 70-77. ISBN 978-1-4503-1007-9

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Over the past decade many new evaluation methods have emerged for evaluating user experience with children, but the results of these studies have tended to be reported in isolation of other techniques. This paper reports on a comparative analysis of 2 user experience evaluations methods with children. A within-subject design was adopted using 20 children aged between 7 and 8. The children played 2 different games on a tablet PCs and their experiences of each were captured using 2 evaluation methods which have been validated with children: the Fun Toolkit and This or That. The results showed that the Fun Toolkit and This or That method yielded similar results and were able to establish a preference for one game over the other. However, there were some inconsistencies between the results of individual tools within the Fun toolkit and some of the constructs being measured in the This or That method. Further research will try to identify any ordering effects within each method and redundancies within the questions.

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