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dc.contributor.authorVaddi, Deepika
dc.contributor.authorToups, Zachary
dc.contributor.authorDolgov, Igor
dc.contributor.authorWehbe, Rina Renee
dc.contributor.authorNacke, Lennart 14:38:58 (GMT) 14:38:58 (GMT)
dc.description.abstractCooperative communication mechanics, such as avatar gestures or in-game visual pointers, enable player collaboration directly through gameplay. We currently lack a deeper understanding of how players use cooperative communication mechanics, and whether they can effectively supplement or even supplant traditional voice and chat communication. The present research investigated player communication in Portal 2 by testing the game’s native cooperative communication mechanics for dyads of players in custom test chambers. Following our initial hypothesis, players functioned best when they had access to both cooperative communication mechanics and voice. We found that players preferred voice communication, but perceived cooperative communication mechanics as necessary to coordinate interdependent actions.en
dc.description.sponsorshipNMSU Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC Discovery grant #RGPIN-418622-2012) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC grant #895-2011-1014 (IMMERSe)en
dc.publisherCanadian Human-Computer Communications Societyen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesProceedings of Graphics Interface 2016;
dc.subjectCooperative communication mechanicsen
dc.subjectPlayer communicationen
dc.subjectPortal 2en
dc.subjectPlayer performanceen
dc.subjectGroup and Organization Interfacesen
dc.subjectComputer-supported cooperative worken
dc.titleInvestigating the Impact of Cooperative Communication Mechanics on Player Performance in Portal 2en
dc.typeConference Paperen
dcterms.bibliographicCitationVaddi, D., Toups, Z., Dolgov, I., Wehbe, R., & Nacke, L. (2016). Investigating the Impact of Cooperative Communication Mechanics on Player Performance in Portal 2.
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Artsen
uws.contributor.affiliation2Drama and Speech Communicationen

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