Why Engagement Matters: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives of User Engagement in Digital Media

Why Engagement Matters: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives of User Engagement in Digital Media

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ISBN-13: 9783319801421
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 05/30/2018
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Heather L. O’Brien is faculty member at the iSchool, University of British Columbia. Her research expertise lies in the area of user engagement with digital media. Specifically, her work revolves around the nature of user engagement and building theory in this area; measuring user engagement, especially the development of robust self-report measurements; and investigating user engagement in information seeking and retrieval contexts.

Paul Cairns
is a Reader in the Department of Computer Science at the University of York, UK.His research is in the area of Human-Computer Interaction but he has a particular interest in the experience of playing digital games. He was one of the first researchers to empirically establish what players meant by being immersed in a game and with colleagues developed the Immersive Experience Questionnaire to measure immersion. He has also worked extensively on the notion of social presence in games and applied to understanding training effectiveness in complex simulations.

Table of Contents

Theoretical Perspectives on User Engagement.- Translating Theory into Methodological Practice.- eLearning.- Engagement in Digital Games.- Designing for User Experience and Engagement.- User Engagement with Digital Health Technologies.- Engagement in Information Search.- User Engagement with Interactive Media: A Communication Perspective.- A Model of Social Media Engagement: User Profiles, Gratifications, and Experiences.- Conclusion.- Index.

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