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Playing for Togetherness - Designing for Interaction Rituals through Gaming


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Title: Playing for Togetherness - Designing for Interaction Rituals through Gaming
Authors: Bergström, Karl
E-mail: karlb@tii.se
Issue Date: 11-Apr-2012
University: Göteborgs universitet. IT-fakulteten
Institution: Department of Applied Information Technology ; Institutionen för tillämpad informationsteknologi
Parts of work: Lundgren, S., Bergström, K. & Björk, S. 2009. Exploring Aesthetic Ideals of Gameplay, DiGRA Bergström, K., Björk, S. & Lundgren, S. 2010. Exploring Aesthetical Gameplay Design Patterns – Camaraderie in Four Games, Mindtrek. Bergström, K., Jonsson, S. & Björk, S. 2010. Undercurrents – A Computer-Based Gameplay Tool to Support Tabletop Roleplaying, NDiGRA Bergström, K. 2011. Framing Storytelling with Games, ICIDS. Bergström, K. 2010. The Implicit Rules of Board Games – on the particulars of the lusory agreement, Mindtrek. Bergström, K., in press. Creativity Rules – how rules impact player creativity in three tabletop roleplaying games, IJRP.
Date of Defence: 2012-05-23
Disputation: Onsdagen den 23 Maj 2012, kl. 1300, Hörsal Quark, Hus Patricia, Forskningsgången 6
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: game research
interaction design
interaction ritual
togetherness
gamer groups
Abstract: can design facilitate togetherness through games? Seeing the outcomes of a successful interaction ritual – positive emotional energy and a sense of group solidarity – as the main components of the togetherness of games, this thesis seeks to shed light on how design can improve the use of games as vehicles of interaction. The thesis combines six different articles on games, gaming and gamers; the articles illuminate the different ingredients of the interaction ritual afforded by playing gam... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8462-8
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/29072
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