The Motivational Appeal of Interactive Storytelling: Towards a Dimensional Model of the User Experience
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- Roth C., Vorderer P., Klimmt C. (2009) The Motivational Appeal of Interactive Storytelling: Towards a Dimensional Model of the User Experience. In: Iurgel I.A., Zagalo N., Petta P. (eds) Interactive Storytelling. ICIDS 2009. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5915. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A conceptual account to the quality of the user experience that interactive storytelling intends to facilitate is introduced. Building on socialscientific research from ‘old’ entertainment media, the experiential qualities of curiosity, suspense, aesthetic pleasantness, self-enhancement, and optimal task engagement (“flow”) are proposed as key elements of a theory of user experience in interactive storytelling. Perspectives for the evolution of the model, research and application are briefly discussed.
KeywordsInteractive storytelling user experience enjoyment entertainment
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