Call: FDG 2012 Workshop: Play Experience – Reconciling PX Methods

Foundations of Digital Games (FDG) 2012 WORKSHOP
Play Experience Workshop – Reconciling PX Methods

May 29, 2012
Raleigh, North Carolina

Important Dates:
March 5, 2012: submissions deadline
May 12, 2012: Acceptance notification
May 29 2012: Workshop

The workshop is scheduled as a 1-day workshop held at Raleigh, North Carolina co-located with FDG May 29, 2012. This workshop will bring together researchers interested in GUR (Games User Research), including game evaluation, player experience, game-user research, game telemetry, think aloud, observed behavior, heuristics, metrics, and psycho-physiological measurements. The main goals of the workshop and the expected outcomes are to bring the community together and discuss the methods and applications of the methods involved with Games User Research on the design process.

We invite participants to submit position, empirical and theory papers on the use of qualitative and quantitative methods for the evaluation of digital games, and the design of interfaces that can better account for the player experience while interacting with them.

In particular, we seek submissions focused on the following topics (but are certainly not limited to):

  • Lessons learned from working with play experience – in the broadest sense
  • Theory and models for measuring play experience
  • The correlation between various play experience measures
  • User models developed based on existing games user research methods
  • The possibility of fielding different measures in the practical context of academic research and industrial game development
  • The application of play experience models in game AI and game design
  • Data analysis techniques that are best suited to process GUR data for creating optimal player experience

Workshop Organization
The workshop will be composed of a mix of presentations, panels, and breakout groups to discuss the topics above.

Submission Information
We ask interested participants to submit a 4-page paper. Submissions must be in either PDF or DOC format, and comply with the official ACM proceedings format using one of the templates provided at In addition, we ask that each paper is accompanied by a brief biography or alternatively a 30-60 second presentation video. Biographies and presentation videos will be displayed on the workshop website (

All submissions should be done through the easy chair website at:


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