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Communicative behaviors and flow experience in tabletop gaming


Chen, VH-H and Lin, W and Haller, M and Leitner, J and Duh, HBL, Communicative behaviors and flow experience in tabletop gaming, Proceedings of ACE 2009, 29-31 October 2009, Athens, Greece, pp. 281-285. ISBN 978-1-60558-864-3 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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The tabletop interface has been touted to merge the best of traditional board gaming and cutting edge computer technology in bringing both intense social interaction and limitless virtual representation to users. This study utilizes flow theory to understand userís enjoyment of playing games. It also explores the interplay between communicative behaviors and game play. Combining observations and questionnaire, data analysis showed certain nonverbal behaviors are correlated with flow. To further explain how social interaction influence game enjoyment, three main themes were identified: through the use of space, reduced nonverbal cues and knowledge transfer. Implications for tabletop game interface design are then discussed.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Tabletop interface; augmented reality games; flow theory; communicative behaviors; social interaction
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Duh, HBL (Professor Henry Duh)
ID Code:90301
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-03-31
Last Modified:2014-12-08

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