Down the Rabbit Hole: Five Hedonic and Pragmatic Facets of Audience Engagement in Playable Stories

Daniel Echeverri, Huaxin Wei

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This paper presents an exploratory study that relates hedonic and pragmatic aspects of audience engagement to playable stories on different interactive media. Eighteen participants discussed their individual experiences with three different interactive adaptations of Lewis Carrol’s Alice in Wonderland. The paper illustrates the initial findings of how fun, attraction, excitement, satisfaction, and frustration, as facets of audience engagement, are shaped by different attributes that are related to the affordances of each medium.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACHI 2019
Subtitle of host publicationThe Twelfth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions
PublisherInternational Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)2308-4138
ISBN (Print)978-1-61208-686-6
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019

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