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Förflyttad till en annan värld: en litteraturstudie om immersion och användargränssnitt i digitala spel
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Displaced to an alternative world : a literature study in immerstion and the user interface in video games (English)
Abstract [sv]

Jag har med denna litteraturstudie närmare undersökt begreppet immersion och dess koppling tillgränssnitt i digitala spel inom FPS-genren (First-Person Shooter). I studien presenteras först tidigare forskning som skett inom områdena för immersion, användargränssnitt samt digitala spel. Utifrån detta lyfts det sedan upp tre saker i problemformuleringen: att immersion kan påverka människor, att gränssnitt är en viktig länk mellan spelet och spelaren samt att genren även har en betydelse vid utformandet av gränssnitt. Syftet med studien har varit att undersöka aktuell teori vilket har ökat min förståelse för immersion, användargränssnitt samt digitala spel. En kvalitativ inriktad forskning med hermeneutiken som metod har använts vid utförandet avstudien.

Jag presenterar i resultatkapitlet exempel på tre stycken spel i FPS-genren där det framkommer att två av dessa spelen har gränssnitt som stödjer immersion varav det tredje spelet har ett gränssnitt som bryter immersionen. Från resultatet har sedan fyra stycken riktlinjer extraherats med syftet att ge gränssnittsdesigners tydliga instruktioner om vad som gäller vid utvecklingen av gränssnitt som stödjer immersion i FPS-genren. Slutsatsen har med studien blivit att gränssnitt kan påverka immersion i både en positiv och negativ mening.

Abstract [en]

I have with this literature study closer studied the term immersion and it's connection to user interfaces within video games in the FPS-genre (First-Person Shooter). The study first presents previous research that has occurred in the fields of immersion, user interfaces and video games. Three things are then, from this, later lifted up in the problem specification, those three are, that immersion can affect people, that user interfaces are critical links between the gamer and the game and that the genre is significant in the development of a user interface. The purpose of the study has been to a research current theory which has expanded my knowledge in the fields of immersion, user interfaces and video games. A qualitative oriented research with hermeneutics as the methodology has been applied in the execution of the study.

I then present, in the results chapter, three examples of games in the FPS-genre where it is found that two of these games have a user interface that supports immersion with the third game having a user interface that breaks immersion. The results have then been extracted into four guidelines with the purpose to give user interface designers clear instructions about what applies in the development of user interfaces that supports immersion in the FPS-genre. The conclusion of the study has then been that user interfaces can affect immersion in both a positive and in a negative way.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 46 p.
Keyword [en]
immersion, user interface, video games, FPS, HUD
Keyword [sv]
immersion, användargränssnitt, digitala spel, FPS, HUD
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-11458OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-11458DiVA: diva2:680083
Educational program
Digital design
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Available from: 2014-01-16 Created: 2013-12-17 Last updated: 2014-01-16Bibliographically approved

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