iBUAT: Paper Prototyping of Interactive Game Design Authoring Tool for Children

  • Laili Farhana Md Ibharim
  • Maizatul Hayati Mohamad Yatim
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8778)


There are variety of authoring tools for game design in our market nowadays that can be accessed via online or software installation. However, the main question is if the authoring tools are child-friendly, especially in using the touch screen device? This paper describes the preliminary development process of authoring tool for game design known as paper prototyping with children aged between 7 and 12 years old. The evaluation applied the Think Aloud technique in observation and semi structured interview. This study focused on the seven elements of usability, which are i) interface design; ii) features and functionality; iii) interaction; iv) satisfaction; v) effectiveness; vi) efficiency; and vi) learnability of the authoring tool.


Authoring tool children creativity and skill game design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laili Farhana Md Ibharim
    • 1
  • Maizatul Hayati Mohamad Yatim
    • 1
  1. 1.Computing Department, Faculty of Art, Computing and Creative IndustrySultan Idris Education UniversityMalaysia

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