Colby Johanson University of Saskatchewan

Colby Johanson is a Ph.D. student at the University of Saskatchewan working under the supervision of Dr. Regan Mandryk. His research interests include how games facilitate rapid skill development, the skills players master in games, and crowdsourcing games user research. He completed his M.Sc. in Computer Science at the U of S in 2016. and his B.Sc. at the University of the Fraser Valley.


The Effects of Navigation Assistance on Spatial Learning and Performance in a 3D Game
Johanson, C., Gutwin, C., Mandryk, R. (2017), Proceedings of the 2017 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 341-353. <doi:10.1145/3116595.3116602>
Trust Me: Social Games are Better than Social Icebreakers at Building Trust
Depping, A., Mandryk, R., Johanson, C., Bowey, J., Thomson, S. (2016), CHI PLAY '16: Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play, Austin TX, USA. 116--129. <doi:10.1145/2967934.2968097>
Scaffolding Novices to Leverage Auditory Awareness Cues in First-Person Shooters
Johanson, C. (2016) M.Sc. Thesis, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Scaffolding Player Location Awareness through Audio Cues in First-Person Shooters
Johanson, C., Mandryk, R. (2016), In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'2016), San Jose, CA, USA. 3450-3461. <doi:10.1145/2858036.2858172>