More naturalness, less control: The effect of natural mapping on the co-located player experience

Vanden Abeele, Vero, De Schutter, Bob, Gajadhar, Brian, Johnson, Daniel, & Geurts, Luc (2013) More naturalness, less control: The effect of natural mapping on the co-located player experience. In 8th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games (FDG 2013), 14-17 May 2013, Chania, Crete, Greece.

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In the past years, there has been a surge in game controllers that allow players to play in a more physical, more natural way. In this paper we present an experimental study of the effect of gaming using these naturally mapped controllers on the player experience in a social setting. Results support the hypothesis that more naturally mapped controllers augment spatial presence. Furthermore, the results suggest that gaming with more naturally mapped controllers augment social presence for female players, but not for male players. However, gaming via naturally mapped controllers decreases perceived control and actual performance. Hence, users with high performance expectations might not benefit from gaming via naturally mapped controllers.

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ID Code: 63603
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: videogames, play experience, spatial presence, social presence, input device
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
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Deposited On: 21 Oct 2013 22:51
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2013 05:16

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