Icebreaker — HCI Spring 2022 Final Project

Design Process

Nick
Initial sketches for app interactions
Higher fidelity Figma Screen Interactions
Color Palette and Mood Board

Implementation

Game Loop Flow Chart

Evaluation

  • Players would be apt to play the game with acquaintances in a similar age range
    – If questions were more “chaotic” or intimate, then close friends as well.
    – If questions were more professional, then coworkers or those meeting for the first time as well.
  • Some introduction between players is necessary or every guess becomes completely blind. Better with individuals most people know.
  • The game is effective in getting to know others at a surface level, but discussion should be emphasized further to enhance the intent of the game.
  • The UI is effective but bland. Would benefit from color palette or themes; color-coding players/question categories; character limit on names; include question above names on mobile; two-column layout of names on mobile.
  • The game may benefit from user-generated questions, additional questions and categories, and special point opportunities
  • Keeping the game on mobile web as opposed to a downloadable app helps user retention due to storage concerns and lack of use sentiment.

Reflection

Repl connection issues on mobile during user testing
Repl 404 Connection Error

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