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Evaluation of AHP-Based Mobile MMORPG Game Interface Usability

AHP 기반 모바일 MMORPG 인터페이스 사용성 평가

  • Kwon, Il-Kyoung (Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering, Kongju National University) ;
  • Lee, Sang-Yong (Div. of Computer Science & Engineering, Kongju National University)
  • 권일경 (공주대학교 컴퓨터공학과) ;
  • 이상용 (공주대학교 컴퓨터공학부)
  • Received : 2015.01.07
  • Accepted : 2015.03.20
  • Published : 2015.03.28

Abstract

The use of games using smartphones have become universal, and the market share of MMORPG among various game genres shows an uptrend. However, MMORPG requires complex interface in view of the genre characteristics, and therefore, there are difficulties in building interface for efficient game play. This study analyzed game interface characteristics to suggest MMORPG game interface suitable for the mobile environment, and carried out a questionnaire survey evaluation on the usability of fight, exploration, character and transaction interfaces targeting 12 users. To quantitatively evaluate the subjective questionnaire survey results, this study analyzed a correlation between the characteristics of game interface and popularity using AHP. As a result, there was a close correlation between game selection & popularity and interface, and this study ascertained that interface development through game interface usability evaluation using AHP was possible.

Keywords

AHP;Analytic Hierarchy Process;MMORPG;Game Interface;Mobile Game Interface

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