Colby Johanson

Position: PhD Student

Colby’s research goal is to help you be a better gamer. That is, he explores how psychomotor skills develop within games. He also developed and maintains the “Bride of Frankensystem” framework that many members of the lab use to run their experiments online. He is working on completing his Ph.D. and is co-supervised by Carl Gutwin and Regan Mandryk.

 

Colby joined the interaction lab in 2014 as a M.Sc. student under the supervision of Regan Mandryk, and completed his degree in 2016. His thesis was titled “ Scaffolding Novices to Leverage Auditory Awareness Cues in First-Person Shooters”. Before joining the lab, he completed a B.Sc. at the University of the Fraser Valley.

You can learn more about Colby’s past work at his portfolio.

Publications

Martin Dechant, Susanne Poeller, Colby Johanson, Katelyn Wiley, Regan L. Mandryk (2020) In-game and Out-of-game Social Anxiety Influences Player Motivations, Activities, and Experiences in MMORPGs, Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, p. 1-14, url, doi:10.1145/3313831.3376734

Martin Dechant, Susanne Poeller, Colby Johanson, Katelyn Wiley, Regan L. Mandryk (2020) In-game and Out-of-game Social Anxiety Influences Player Motivations, Activities, and Experiences in MMORPGs, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, doi:10.1145/3313831.3376734

Julian Frommel, Valentin Sagl, Ansgar E. Depping, Colby Johanson, Matthew K. Miller, Regan L. Mandryk (2020) Recognizing Affiliation: Using Behavioural Traces to Predict the Quality of Social Interactions in Online Games, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, doi:10.1145/3313831.3376446

Martin Dechant, Susanne Poeller, Colby Johanson, Katelyn Wiley, Regan L. Mandryk (2020) In-game and Out-of-game Social Anxiety Influences Player Motivations, Activities, and Experiences in MMORPGs, Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, p. 1-14, url, doi:10.1145/3313831.3376734

Colby Johanson, Carl Gutwin, Jason T. Bowey, Regan L. Mandryk (2019) Press Pause when you Play, doi:10.1145/3311350.3347195

Colby Johanson, Carl Gutwin, Jason T. Bowey, Regan L. Mandryk (2019) Press pause when you play: Comparing spaced practice intervals for skill development in games, CHI PLAY 2019 - Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play, doi:10.1145/3311350.3347195

Ansgar E. Depping, Colby Johanson, Regan L. Mandryk (2018) Designing for Friendship, doi:10.1145/3242671.3242702

Ansgar E. Depping, Colby Johanson, Regan L. Mandryk (2018) Designing for friendship: Modeling properties of play, in-game social capital, and psychological well-being, CHI PLAY 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play, doi:10.1145/3242671.3242702

Colby Johanson, Carl Gutwin, Regan L. Mandryk (2017) The effects of navigation assistance on spatial learning and performance in a 3D game, CHI PLAY 2017 - Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play, doi:10.1145/3116595.3116602

Colby Johanson, Carl Gutwin, Regan L. Mandryk (2017) The effects of navigation assistance on spatial learning and performance in a 3D game, CHI PLAY 2017 - Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play, doi:10.1145/3116595.3116602

Colby Johanson, Regan L. Mandryk (2016) Scaffolding player location awareness through audio cues in first-person shooters, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, doi:10.1145/2858036.2858172

Ansgar E. Depping, Regan L. Mandryk, Colby Johanson, Jason T. Bowey, Shelby C. Thomson (2016) Trust me: Social games are better than social icebreakers at building trust, CHI PLAY 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play, doi:10.1145/2967934.2968097

Colby Johanson, Regan L. Mandryk (2016) Scaffolding player location awareness through audio cues in first-person shooters, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, doi:10.1145/2858036.2858172