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Carrigy, Tara, Naliuka, Katsiaryna, Paterson, Natasa and Haahr, Mads (2010): Design and evaluation of player experience of a location-based mobile game. In: Proceedings of the Sixth Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2010. pp. 92-101.

This paper reports on the design and evaluation of player experience of a Location-Based Mobile Game set in Dublin, Ireland in which players act as paranormal investigators hunting for ghosts and gathering evidence of paranormal activity. The paper focuses on players' experience of engagement and immersion, which was evaluated through a qualitative user study undertaken over a three-day period with the participation of 19 subjects. We first discuss the concept of immersion in gaming and then review related work before presenting the design and implementation of our prototype and the results of our user study. The results show that the experience succeeds in creating a high level of immersion at several stages in the game and that this immersion can be influenced by several factors including usability, control, modes of interaction, aesthetics, flow and, perhaps most significantly, choice of location.

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Paterson, Natasa, Naliuka, Katsiaryna, Jensen, Soren Kristian, Carrigy, Tara, Haahr, Mads and Conway, Fionnuala (2010): Design, implementation and evaluation of audio for a location aware augmented reality game. In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference Fun and Games 2010. pp. 149-156.

In this paper, the development and implementation of a rich sound design, reminiscent of console gaming for a location aware game, Viking Ghost Hunt (VGH) is presented. The role of audio was assessed with particular attention to the effect on immersion and emotional engagement. Because immersion also involves the interaction and the creation of presence (the feeling of being in a particular place) these aspects of the sound design were also investigated. Evaluation of the game was undertaken over a three-day period with the participation of 19 subjects. The results gained imply that audio plays an important role in immersing a player within the game space and in emotionally engaging with the virtual world. However, challenges in regards to GPS inaccuracy and unpredictability remain, as well as device processor constraints, in order to create an accurate audio sound field and for the real-time rendering of audio files.

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Singh, Atul and Haahr, Mads (2006): Creating an adaptive network of hubs using Schelling's model. In Communications of the ACM, 49 (3) pp. 69-73.

 
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There is an old English folk saying that goes, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." I have a different approach: Do something about the heat. The folk saying would have us accept the poor designs of the world. Why? After all, if people were responsible for the "heat" in the first place, then people should be able to do something about it. Is the kitchen too hot? Redesign it.

-- Don Norman

 
 

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