Thesis topic proposal
Cecília Sikné Lányi
Accessiblity analysis of 2D-3D games


Institute: Pannon University, Veszprém
computer sciences
Doctoral School of Information Science and Technology

Thesis supervisor: Cecília Sikné Lányi
Location of studies (in Hungarian): Pannon Egyetem, Műszaki Informatikai Kar, Villamosmérnöki és Információs Rendszerek Tanszék
Abbreviation of location of studies: PE

Description of the research topic:

2D multimedia and 3D virtual reality based games are not only developed for entertainment. The technology is starting to arise in different educational systems and in the modeling of industrial processes, especially in the case of presenting and practice of processes in dangerous sites. Developers of these applications must take account of accessibility as without this they discriminate against some users. One of the key questions of 2D and 3D virtual worlds is whether the users (including those living with disabilities and the elderly generation) can use these games easily or not. Another question is the rapid development of user interaction devices. The currently available interaction devices differ a lot in terms of accuracy and price (e.g. cave, different wearable sensors, usage of smart device sensors, eye trackers).
The aim of this proposal is twofold: one of the tasks is to examine the accuracy and accessibility of current devices. The other task is the revision of user centered design methods considering accessibility in aspects of the game design and gamification. The research is based on the revision of previous methods, their critical analysis and the definition of application barriers. Based on this examination and revision, a new method should be developed which is suitable for the expected accuracy of interaction devices and the application of accessibility aspects from the beginnings of the design process.

Sik Lanyi C., Brown D., Penny Standen P, Lewis J.,Butkute V. (2012) Results of user interface evaluation of serious games for students with intellectual disability, Acta Polytechnica Hungarica, 2012, 9(1):225-245, (IF: 0.6499)
Czank, N., Sik, A., Sik Lányi C.: Testing the Accessibility of WEB Sites, International Journal of Knowledge and Web Intelligence (IJKWI), 2011, 2(1): 87-98.
Mátrai R., Kosztyán Zs. T., Sik Lányi C: Navigation methods of special needs users in multimedia systems, Computers in Human Behavior, 24(4): 1418-1433, (2008) (IF=0.808)
Mátrai R, Kosztyán Zs., Sik Lányi C: Analysing the 2D, 3D and Web User Interface Navigation Structures of Normal User and Users with Mild Intellectual Disabilities, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS 5105, ICCHP 2008, Springer Verlag Berlin-Heidelberg, pp. 386-393. ISSN 0302-9743
Sik Lányi C., Galyas L.: Developing Multimedia-Game Software to Improve Space and Depth Perception, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS 5105, ICCHP 2008, Springer Verlag Berlin-Heidelberg, pp. 827-834. ISSN 0302-9743

Number of students who can be accepted: 1

Deadline for application: 2016-11-23

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