Are video games art? They sure are, but they are also design, and a design approach is what we chose for this new foray into this universe. The games are selected as outstanding examples of interaction design—a field that MoMA has already explored and collected extensively, and one of the most important and oft-discussed expressions of contemporary design creativity. Our criteria, therefore, emphasize not only the visual quality and aesthetic experience of each game, but also the many other aspects—from the elegance of the code to the design of the player’s behavior—that pertain to interaction design.
Man sieht also, dass es nicht nur um grafisches Design, sondern auch Interaction-Design geht. Das heißt es geht um die Art der Interaktion mit der Spielewelt und wie intuitiv das Mensch-Computer-Interface gestaltet ist.