You are here. Exploring the intersection of wayfinding and presence in video games

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Publication Bachelor thesis
Title You are here. Exploring the intersection of wayfinding and presence in video games
Author Johan, Hellgren
Date 2020
English abstract
This thesis project aims to contribute knowledge to the field of user experience design in games by examining the relationship between presence and wayfinding in games in order to determine how one might design wayfinding systems that simultaneously facilitate player navigation and create a sense of presence. Based on examining and comparing existing literature on wayfinding and presence in games, and by analyzing existing games that accomplish the aforementioned dual purpose, I formulate a set of hypothetical design principles for presence-creating wayfinding design. The validity of these principles is then put to test by creating and testing a digital prototype where participants are tasked with navigating a virtual space. The testing of the practical application of these principles reveals them to be largely viable, demonstrating the viability of designing wayfinding solutions for games that simultaneously facilitate presence.
Publisher Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle
Language eng (iso)
Subject Presence
Wayfinding
Navigation
Diegesis
Immersion
Games
Spatiality
Spatial cognition
Cognitive mapping
Mental mapping
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/32668 Permalink to this page
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