Datasets: Moving Target Selection with Delay

When software and hardware processes cause delay between an input and an output, consequences can be both harmful and annoying. In games, this type of delay can cause actions to lag behind a player's inputs. Studies on delayed game actions show negative impact on both player performance and quality of experience. Further research could expand upon this knowledge with more robust data modeling and analysis, as well as a wider range of actions. This paper describes publicly available datasets from four user studies on the effects of delay on the fundamental game action of selecting a moving target with a pointing device. They include performance data, such as time to selection, and demographic data, such as age and gaming experience. Example analysis illustrating the use of the datasets is shown, including comparison of pointing devices, demographic analysis with performance, and analytic modeling.
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