GURaaS : an end-user platform for embedding research instruments into games

C.A. Pereira Santos, J. van de Haterd, K. Hutchinson, J.V. Khan, P. Markopoulos

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    In this paper, we detail a software platform that enables game developers to expose aspects of their games to researchers who are not necessarily familiar with game development, providing them the possibility to customize game content for behavioral user research, and more specifically to embed survey items in a game context. With this platform we introduce the concept of Games User Research as a Service (GURaaS). This articled describes the process we followed to design GURaaS, its high level architecture and its application in a case study. We envision that GURaaS will assist researchers and organizations by helping them expand their reach in finding participants and in collecting survey data reducing the tedium for survey participants
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEnd-user development
    Subtitle of host publication6th International Symposium, IS-EUD 2017, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, June 13-15, 2017, Proceedings
    EditorsFabio Paterno, Simone Stumpf, Stefano Valtolina, Simone Barbosa, Panos Markopoulos
    Place of PublicationDordrecht
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-58735-6
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-58734-9
    Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2017
    Event6th International Symposium on End-User Development (IS-EUD 2017) - Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Duration: 13 Jun 201715 Jun 2017
    Conference number: 6

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume10303 LNCS
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Conference6th International Symposium on End-User Development (IS-EUD 2017)
    Abbreviated titleIS-EUD 2017
    Internet address


    • End user
    • Game user research
    • System architecture


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