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Title:In-game documents: Examining document experiences in narrative spaces
Author(s):Urban, Alex
Subject(s):Information behavior
Virtual environments
Documents
Narrative
Abstract:This research proposal focuses on individuals' experiences with documents in a 3D virtual environment. Using a qualitative approach, I propose investigating players' interactions with in-game objects to better understand the relationship between information behavior and narrative spaces. Specifically, I will observe player actions in a story-rich virtual world followed by semi-structured interviews using virtual artifacts and stimulated recall. I will then conduct an interpretive phenomenological analysis of the interview transcripts. By better understanding how individuals experience information in a virtual story that affords agency, I may provide a new framework for investigating in-game actions or document experiences. Practical implications of this research may inform game designers of when to employ unguided information-seeking tasks or, instead, allow narrative and direct feedback to drive player behavior.
Issue Date:2020-03-23
Publisher:iSchools
Series/Report:iConference 2020 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Type:Text
image
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/106539
Rights Information:Copyright 2020 Alex Urban
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-03-17


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