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      Rethinking Prototyping for Audio Games: On Different Modalities in the Prototyping Process

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      Proceedings of the 31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2017) (HCI)
      digital make-believe, with delegates considering our expansive
      3 - 6 July 2017
      Audio Games, Different Modalities, Game Design Process, Paper, Prototyping, Sound
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            Abstract

            There are many similarities between prototyping for traditional computer games and prototyping for other interactive systems, for example, applications for the work place. In most cases, pen and paper are used to initially test design ideas and feasibility. However, in audio games pen and paper can be rather useless for sketching the user experience of sound. In this paper, we argue that conventional lo-fi prototyping techniques are less appropriate for audio game design and take a look at existing models of game design processes. In this course, we identify and describe a major challenge in prototyping audio games, which we named “Change of Modality”.

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            July 2017
            July 2017
            : 1-5
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            [0001]Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien)

            Institute for Design and Assessment of Technology, Vienna, Austria
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            10.14236/ewic/HCI2017.18
            d8cd64ec-7e06-434c-858d-9e82a26de335
            © Urbanek et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of British HCI 2017 – Digital Make-Believe. Sunderland, UK.

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            Proceedings of the 31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2017)
            HCI
            31
            Sunderland, UK
            3 - 6 July 2017
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            digital make-believe, with delegates considering our expansive
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            1477-9358 BCS Learning & Development

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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            Audio Games,Different Modalities,Game Design Process,Paper,Prototyping,Sound

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