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MMO UI Dissertation Survey

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Jack Jomar
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#1 - 2013-03-11 11:28:03 UTC  |  Edited by: Jack Jomar
Hello,


I'm a university student, studying at Liverpool John Moores University.

I'm writing a dissertation on user interfaces (UIs), with an investigation into MMO UIs, and the best choices within that area, relative to HCI, and Usability Engineering.


To research the hypotheses relative to MMOs, I need to acquire and collate data, and the most direct method is via a survey.


http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3RC22B2


I do not ask for (or want) personal information outside of a rough age range (nothing specific to protect identities).


Some of you ( if not a large amount of you) may well play multiple MMOs.

If you wish to provide data for more than one MMO, feel free to run the survey multiple times.

The data collected will be open for perusal upon completion of the project, and will be available to developers if they wish.


Any and all help, appreciated.

thank you for your time.
Turelus
Utassi Security
#2 - 2013-03-11 11:32:17 UTC
I can't rate the UI, it sets all the values for me P

Turelus CEO Utassi Security

James Amril-Kesh
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#3 - 2013-03-11 11:34:03 UTC
I'm not trying to be ironic, but the UI for question 8 made me give up entirely...

Enjoying the rain today? ;)

Sturmwolke
#4 - 2013-03-11 11:51:26 UTC
You do realize that the UI can be modded extensively in several of those MMOs right?
Vera Algaert
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#5 - 2013-03-11 12:42:54 UTC
Turelus wrote:
I can't rate the UI, it sets all the values for me P

you need to drag and drop the options to order them

.

Eisen Kern
Grand Slamwich
#6 - 2013-03-11 12:49:52 UTC
Sturmwolke wrote:
You do realize that the UI can be modded extensively in several of those MMOs right?

I factored that into my answer. High modability is great, rate the interface based on using the best mods available for it.
Jack Jomar
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#7 - 2013-03-11 12:51:22 UTC  |  Edited by: Jack Jomar
Alright, give me a few minutes to fix this survey.


Quote:
You do realize that the UI can be modded extensively in several of those MMOs right?


I'm reviewing the basic UI for those games, rather than the 3rd party mods.
But TL:DR, yes.

EDIT: survey repaired, carry on Smile
(and thanks so far folks!)
Jack Jomar
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#8 - 2013-03-12 10:56:48 UTC
Sadly, Bump.
(Wish I didn't have to do that. Don't know if I can convince a kindly CCP/ISD/GM to halp with that though.Sad )
Tom Gerard
Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
#9 - 2013-03-12 11:02:10 UTC
I satisfied the requirements for an "outlier"

I don't play EVE online but it is the game I play the most

Now with 100% less Troll.

Katran Luftschreck
Royal Ammatar Engineering Corps
#10 - 2013-03-12 11:05:39 UTC
My computer security suite doesn't like that website for some reason.

http://youtu.be/t0q2F8NsYQ0

Jack Jomar
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#11 - 2013-03-12 11:08:43 UTC
Yeah, there's a few security programs that do that. Then again, I've discovered over the years that a lot of security programs have flaws.
I've yet to run into problems with survey monkey myself, but as ever YMMV.

And outliers are welcome - every bit of data helps paint a more detailed picture Smile
Aaron Canis
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#12 - 2013-03-12 11:13:09 UTC
Hope it helps! Good look with your dissertation.

Better not have given me a virus P

No, the website looks legitimate, internet security suites are nothing but a hassle anyway.
Thelodas
MoG Republic
#13 - 2013-03-12 11:17:16 UTC
taken
Jack Jomar
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#14 - 2013-03-12 11:20:53 UTC
Aaron Canis wrote:
internet security suites are nothing but a hassle anyway.


Depends which one you pick, but it's best to constantly migrate to new products if you find the old one is causing you issues and/or doesn't protect you properly. I personally dislike Norton based on my own experiences, but that's an anecdote rather than hard data, and as I said, YMMV. Some recommend Avast, others suggest AVG, or there's Trend Micro, etc.
I know one person who swears by the microsoft firewall and defender programs!

In any event, thanks for replying, every answer helps Smile
Aaron Canis
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#15 - 2013-03-12 11:31:03 UTC
Jack Jomar wrote:
Aaron Canis wrote:
internet security suites are nothing but a hassle anyway.


Depends which one you pick, but it's best to constantly migrate to new products if you find the old one is causing you issues and/or doesn't protect you properly. I personally dislike Norton based on my own experiences, but that's an anecdote rather than hard data, and as I said, YMMV. Some recommend Avast, others suggest AVG, or there's Trend Micro, etc.
I know one person who swears by the microsoft firewall and defender programs!

In any event, thanks for replying, every answer helps Smile


No problem, school is a big enough pain without having to deal with trolling Eve players lol.

Yea I work as a computer technician and most internet security suites I see cause more issues than they prevent. The majority of viruses/malware can be avoided with common sense.

Another one that you may be interested in is malwarebytes. It's more of a post malware software but it does the best job (as far as free software goes) at removing malware threats.
Jack Jomar
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#16 - 2013-03-12 11:40:08 UTC
Yeah, I snagged a copy a while back. Had to unload it after use because of computer slowdowns, but I keep the installer on hand as a precaution.
opey1 canoli
Artemisa Investments Inc.
#17 - 2013-03-12 11:41:30 UTC
You mean preco-shuss?
Tikktokk Tokkzikk
V0LTA
WE FORM V0LTA
#18 - 2013-03-12 12:40:34 UTC
Kinda weird that you didn't include 15 and below in your survery as most MMOs are rated 13 and up.
Jack Jomar
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#19 - 2013-03-12 12:44:32 UTC
Granted. I guess that was a brainfart. Can't do much about it now without disregarding all the answers that have already been given Sad
On the flip side, perhaps it'll avoid the "I am 12 and wat is this" thing? Blink
Cyprus Black
KarmaFleet
Goonswarm Federation
#20 - 2013-03-12 18:24:01 UTC
Question 1
1. Which game(s) do you play?
EVE Online
Anarchy Online
Planetside 2
Mechwarrior Online
World of Tanks
Star Trek Online
Star Wars the Old Republic
World of Warcraft

Other. I can't seem to find this option anywhere.

Summary of EvEs last four expansions: http://imgur.com/ZL5SM33

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