I began my essay about a week ago, the aim of the essay is to choose your favorite piece of digital media (this must be interactive for example a web site, game, software, app, installation, etc) and using the following three methods reflect on what is it that you think makes it a successful and affecting piece of work/product.
1) an analysis of reviews in the popular magazines web sites etc (what others say about you chosen work, secondary research), this should be focused academic reflection
2) the think aloud protocol: use this strategy to reflect on the work, (your work described as it is played/used, primary research) note: it should not be you doing the thinking aloud
3) an interview with a user: use a semi structured (ie. use the previous to approaches to prepare pertinent questions) approach interview someone who uses your wok/product about their experience (a users reflection on the experience, primary research).
I decided to talk about FIFA 15 because it is one my favorite games if not my favorite.
Starting the essay proved to be a bit of a nuisance because i had a dilemma on how i wanted to start the essay but after a while i got the hang of it and a good flow in writing.
i have structured my essay into 5 Sections for now, this can change.
Here’s how iv structured it:
- analysis and reviews
- using the think aloud protocol
- a discussed interview