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Stirring up experience through movement in game play: effects on engagement and social behaviour

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Stirring up experience through movement in game play: effects on engagement and social behaviour
The recent development of controllers designed around natural body movements has altered the nature of gaming and contributed towards it being marketed as a more social activity. The study reported here compares the use of Donkey Konga bongos with a standard controller to examine how affording motion through an input device affects social interaction. Levels of engagement with the game were also measured to explore whether increases in social behaviour in the `real world' would result in reduced involvement with the `game world'. Social interaction was significantly higher when the bongos were used, but this did not detract from engagement. Instead, engagement was also found to increase when body movement was afforded. Author Keywords Gaming, engagement, immersion, social behaviour, body movement, co-presence, affordance, input device. ACM Classification Keywords H.5.2. Information Interfaces and Presentation (e.g., HCI): User Interfaces ? Input devices and strategies.
James Le Couteur, Nadia Berthouze, Siân E. L
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where CHI
Authors James Le Couteur, Nadia Berthouze, Siân E. Lindley
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