Off-Peak: An Examination of Ordinary Player Experience

April Tyack*, Elisa Mekler

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4 Sitaatiot (Scopus)
15 Lataukset (Pure)

Abstrakti

Videogames' increasing cultural relevance and suffusion into everyday use contexts suggests they can no longer be considered novelties. Broadly speaking, games research at CHI has concerned two forms of peak experience—historically, research aimed to support flow, or maximise enjoyment and positive emotions; more recently, scholarship engages with more varied experiences of intense emotion, such as emotional challenge. In different ways, both approaches emphasise extra-ordinary player experience (PX). Conversely, videogame play and PX have become more routine—indeed, more ordinary—as the medium's cultural presence grows. In this paper, we argue that HCI games research is conceptually ill-equipped to investigate these increasingly common and often desirable experiences. We conceptualise "ordinary player experience'' – as familiar, emotionally moderate, co-attentive, and abstractly memorable – articulating a phenomenon whose apparent mundanity has seen it elude description to date. We discuss opportunities to productively employ ordinary PX in HCI games research, alongside conceptual implications for PX and player wellbeing.
AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
OtsikkoCHI 2021 - Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
AlaotsikkoMaking Waves, Combining Strengths
KustantajaACM
Sivumäärä12
ISBN (elektroninen)9781450380966
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 6 toukok. 2021
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisuussa
TapahtumaACM SIGCHI Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Virtual, Online, Yokohama, Japani
Kesto: 8 toukok. 202113 toukok. 2021
https://chi2021.acm.org/

Conference

ConferenceACM SIGCHI Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
LyhennettäACM CHI
Maa/AlueJapani
KaupunkiYokohama
Ajanjakso08/05/202113/05/2021
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