Our design opportunity for this semester was to conduct research into the behavior changes of video gamers during the pandemic and design a new audio solution that addresses their needs and frustrations.
Global pandemic COVID-19 has created a drastic increase in play time for gamers as well as an increase in users. This includes gamers actually gaming, but also increase in engagement through watching streamers on livestream platforms like Twitch. Global health leaders and gaming companies alike have banded together to slow the spread of COVID-19. The World Health Organization along with 18 game industry leaders launched #PlayApartTogether in March, an initiative that encourages social distancing, connecting with friends virtually, and responsible health measures.
In this new world of connected gaming, there is an increasing need to incorporate new forms of chatting, audio, video and other interactive elements that would provide an even more immersive experience.
PC gamers playing online games with their friends need a way to balance the core audio inputs so that they can customize the gaming experience to their sound preferences.
What’s a Rich Text element?
The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.
Static and dynamic content editing
A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!
How to customize formatting for each rich text
Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.