User Engagement with Interactive Media: A Communication Perspective

  • Jeeyun OhEmail author
  • S. Shyam Sundar


This chapter builds on previous work that positions user engagement on the user involvement continuum and suggests that user engagement is comprised of physical interactions with media, cognitive involvement, absorption in media content, and behavioral outcomes in the form of outreach or media participation. The authors explore medium or interface characteristics and individual differences in the form of “power users” as determinants of user engagement, and persuasion as an outcome. An empirical example is user to illustrate the relationship between physical interactions, cognitive engagement, imagery engagement, and user attitudes and behavioral intentions. The chapter acknowledges and seeks to remedy the challenge associated with integrating conceptual frameworks of user engagement into design principles.


Behavioral Intention Modality Interactivity Media Content Interaction Technique Interactive Medium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Robert Morris UniversityMoon TownshipUSA
  2. 2.The Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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