Faculty Advisor

Doyle, James Kevin

Faculty Advisor

Finkel, David

Abstract

This study tested the effects of different interfaces on players' performance in racing games. Participants raced each other on three different configurations, a PC with a keyboard, a PC with a gamepad, and a PlayStation2 with a gamepad. Participants switched setups after each race. We found a slight advantage in performance, as measured by lap time, mean speed, and place, when using a gamepad over a keyboard. Learning, experience, and skill had a much larger effect than the interface.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2007

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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