Immersion in Movement-Based Interaction

Marco Pasch, Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze, Betsy van Dijk

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    The phenomenon of immersing oneself into virtual environments has been established widely. Yet to date (to our best knowledge) the physical dimension has been neglected in studies investigating immersion in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). In this paper we investigate how the concept of immersion can be extended and applied to movementbased interaction. In movement-based interaction the user steers the interface via body movements, e.g. direct manipulation of screen objects via gestures or using a handheld controller as a virtual tennis racket. It has been shown that physical activity affects arousal and that movement-based controllers can facilitate engagement in a video games context. This paper aims at identifying movement features that influence immersion. We first give a brief survey on immersion and movement-based interfaces. Then we report results from an interview study that investigates how users experience their body movements when interacting with movement-based interfaces. Based on the interviews, we extend existing models of immersion to account for the role of movement in modulating immersive experiences.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIntelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment
    Subtitle of host publicationThird International Conference, INTETAIN 2009, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 22-24, 2009. Proceedings
    EditorsAnton Nijholt, Dennis Reidsma, Hendri Hondorp
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-02315-6
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-02314-9
    Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2009
    Event3rd International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, INTETAIN 2009 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Duration: 22 Jun 200924 Jun 2009
    Conference number: 3

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering (LNICST)
    ISSN (Print)1867-8211
    ISSN (Electronic)1867-822X


    Conference3rd International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, INTETAIN 2009
    Abbreviated titleINTETAIN


    • EWI-15198
    • IR-62775
    • Exertion
    • Immersion
    • METIS-265198
    • Flow
    • Interfaces
    • Games
    • Entertainment
    • Engagement
    • Movement-based Interaction


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