Academy & Industry Research Collaboration Center (AIRCC)

Volume 10, Number 19, December 2020

Quality Model based on Playability for the Understandability and Usability
Components in Serious Video Games


Iván Humberto Fuentes Chab, Damián Uriel Rosado Castellanos, Olivia Graciela Fragoso Diaz and Ivette Stephany Pacheco Farfán, Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Escárcega (ITSE), México


A serious video game is an easy and practical way to get the player to learn about a complex subject, such as performing integrals, applying first aid, or even getting children to learn to read and write in their native language or another language. Therefore, to develop a serious video game, you must have a guide containing the basic or necessary elements of its software components to be considered. This research presents a quality model to evaluate the playability, taking the attributes of usability and understandability at the level of software components. This model can serve as parameters to measure the quality of the software product of the serious video games before and during its development, providing a margin with the primordial elements that a serious video game must have so that the players reach the desired objective of learning while playing. The experimental results show that 88.045% is obtained concerning for to the quality model proposed for the serious video game used in the test case, margin that can vary according to the needs of the implemented video game.


Quality Model, Serious Video Games, Playability Metrics.