Freitag, 4. Januar 2013

All about the Interviews

Alexa - talked to 2 people (two male Students, mid-20th)

Places they are waiting the most: public transport, while picking up other people, traffic light, fast food
Average waiting time: 3-5 min

Person 1

He played Sport-Games like Tennis and Bowling using the Wii, but only once. He has no fun playing those games. Also playing Tennis is pretty boring.  Usually he prefers "real" games (like Super Mario, Minecraft, Batman), with a more advanced and elaborate control concept. He things that you could never play GTA4 with such a device. He was not really convinced playing the game, but would definitely try it out. He would prefer a multiplayer games as he doesn't want to be the only one to make a fool of oneself.

Game related

He liked the idea. It wasn't clear to him how to choose the direction of rotation, how to do it with his left hand. The Idea of winning something wouldn't change his desire to play the game. The game would kind of  distract him from waiting so long, as he would have something to do. He prefers cooperative games.


  • What do you do if a lot of people standing in front of the screen?
  • Multiplayer: cooperative -> All should throw on one field. competitive -> Splitscreen

Person 2

He had very little experience with motion controlled games. He played a racing game and a fighting game once. He really liked it, because for him it is very difficult to use a common physical controllers as it is very hard to remember key combinations and pushing the right buttons at the right time.
He wouldn't play motion controlled game in public, as he usually has to carry a lot of stuff (coat, backpack, laptop). Also he said he would not be really focused, because he has to concentrate on two things: waiting for the train and playing a game. He could imaging displaying short comics (like in Frankfurt).

Game related

He likes the game idea, because he likes rubik cubes. Probably he would try out the game.


  • selecting Rotation in not clear
  • multiplayer mode is essential (man will sich nicht alleine "zum Affen machen")
  • prize in the end is not important
  • while waiting for public transport not focused to play

Stephen - talked to 2 people (a mother of two boys and a male student)

Person 3

A mother of two boys, 4 and 7 years old. She usually waits at public transportation stations and places like doctors. She does not have interest in any games but she would probably play it if one of her sons would ask her to play it with her. Her older son would totally play this game at any location, so she thinks. She has some reservations about the public displays at locations like the metro or bus station because she would worry about her kids falling in front of a train or car. At the doctor or other locations she thinks it is a good idea and likes the simple concept with colors and the dice. A educational background with numbers or letters could create positive side effects.

Game concept comments

The interaction concept was not clear, even after multiple explanations. She has no experience with any kind of motion controller or games in general. The motivation with prices is not a aspect which would get her to play the game. For kids she thinks there need to be another achievement.

Person 4

A business administration student who plays a lot o games in his free time. He plays different kind of games like FPS, RTS and MOBA. He is not a fan of motion controller, he would rather control the game over a touch display. He would be embarrassed to "jump" around a display in public but would it do if he was drunk or with friends. He normally only has to wait at bus and train stations, the game time has to be less then the bus/ train interval (5minutes).

Game concept comments

He likes the puzzle aspect of the game and likes the interaction with both hands, he said its future stylish. Likes the multiplayer part, would rather play it competitive than cooperative.


  • Game time is relevant, it needs to be around 5 minutes
  • Game instructions need to be really simple and easy to pick up
  • if children are playing it needs to be a save place
  • some kind of prize in the end is not important

Aouatef - talked to 2 people (a men and a women)

Person 5

Hamza (35 years old), who is employed by German Patient Care. He plays different kind of games like PES, super mario and other sports games in his free time. He wait a long time (sometimes 6 std) in hospital and specially at the first aid. He has experience with motion controlled games und finds it very interesting.

Game concept comment

He don't likes the puzzle concept but he would try it if he is with friends.

Person 6

Xiaoying is 27 years old, she is student. She hates to wait at the "Prüfungsamt", sometimes she has to wait more than 1 hour. She has a little bit expereince with motion controller games like Wii dance. Public display games would she try if she is with friends and she has time. She would do it cooperative or competitive.

Game concept comment>

The idea is complicated, the rotation of the cubes will be tiring.


  • needs to be a multiplayer game 
  • people need time to play (e.g. waiting in the hospital)
  • Rotation is not clear