Measuring and defining the experience of immersion in games

  title={Measuring and defining the experience of immersion in games},
  author={Charlene Jennett and Anna Louise Cox and Paul A. Cairns and Samira Dhoparee and Andrew Epps and Tim Tijs and Alison Walton},
  journal={Int. J. Hum.-Comput. Stud.},
Despite the word's common usage by gamers and reviewers alike, it is still not clear what immersion means. This paper explores immersion further by investigating whether immersion can be defined quantitatively, describing three experiments in total. The first experiment investigated participants' abilities to switch from an immersive to a non-immersive task. The second experiment investigated whether there were changes in participants' eye movements during an immersive task. The third… CONTINUE READING
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