This survey was shared by Gustavo Tondello in the Octalysis Prime Community.
Do you play games?
We are looking for volunteers to take part in a study to find out preferences of a particular person when playing different games based on the player traits scale. This research intends to validate a questionnaire to find out what is a user’s preferences with games. The goal is to improve our ability to design better games.
If you decide to volunteer, you will be asked to complete a 20-minute online survey. Survey questions focus on your preferences while using games. Upon completion of the survey, you will be able to find out your player traits profile.
Optionally, you will be invited to a 5-minute follow-up survey after one month of completing the original questionnaire.
Please note that you must be 15 years or older to participate in this study. In appreciation for your time, you can enter your name into a draw for one of two USD $50 international Visa gift cards.
This research is conducted by the HCI Games Group. This study has been reviewed by and received ethics clearance through a University of Waterloo Research Ethics Committee. However, the final decision about participation is yours.
If you wish to participate, please follow this link: https://uwaterloo.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8IVaHA7dipaH6mh
What you’ll learn
I just took the survey and received some interesting results. For what it is worth, just thinking through the questions will make you think differently before playing your next game!
Here were my results!