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ERIC Number: EJ948503
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1046-8781
Design for Engaging Experience and Social Interaction
Harteveld, Casper; ten Thij, Eleonore; Copier, Marinka
Simulation & Gaming, v42 n5 p590-595 Oct 2011
One of the goals of game designers is to design for an engaging experience and for social interaction. The question is how. We know that games can be engaging and allow for social interaction, but how do we achieve this or even improve on it? This article provides an overview of several scientific approaches that deal with this question. It highlights the idea that the articles in this symposium each have a specific contribution route for answering this question: By means of theory building, user experience, and design research, they aim to increase our understanding of this design question. This guest editorial also highlights the specific aims of each article and the insights we can retrieve from them. Although much more research is needed, taking our cue from these articles, we are able to provide some answers as to how and when engagement and social interaction are established, and to what extent. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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