Publication: Towards a Framework of Player Experience Research

Player Experience (PX), user experience in the specific context of digital games, is currently a nebulous term with no commonly accepted definition or coherent backing theory. In this paper, a brief overview of the current state-of-the-art of PX knowledge is presented, with a specific emphasis on comparing PX research with the massive amount of knowledge currently being generated about user experience in other areas of HCI, notably productivity applications. Furthermore, to outline the current gaps in the knowledge of PX and integrate current research into a unified theoretical framework, creating a shared point of reference for the decidedly multi-disciplinary PX research.

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Lennart Nacke
University of Ontario Institute of Technology, University of Saskatchewan
Anders Drachen

Citation

Nacke, L.E., Drachen, A. 2011. Towards a Framework of Player Experience Research. In Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Evaluating Player Experience in Games at FDG 2011, Bordeaux, France.

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@inproceedings {230-NackeDrachenPXFramework,
author= {Lennart Nacke and Anders Drachen},
title= {Towards a Framework of Player Experience Research},
booktitle= {Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Evaluating Player Experience in Games at FDG 2011},
year= {2011},
address= {Bordeaux, France}
}