How immersion, presence, emotion, & workload differ in virtual reality and traditional game mediums

Heather C. Lum, Richard Greatbatch, Grace Waldfogle, Jacob Benedict

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Abstract

The gaming experience is a critical component in the development and evolution of games. This study aims to assess the differences between virtual reality and a more traditional gaming experience in levels of emotion, immersion, and presence. We know that virtual reality is changing the way that people play games, but the extent to which virtual reality creates a more immersive and more present environment is still largely debated. Most of us can feel a difference but where does it lie? Similarly, if we are indeed more immersed and present, does that impact our perceived workload and how we feel about the task? These questions are examined in more detail in this paper. Results of this study may help give statistical support to various factors mat are related to the virtual reality experience. These findings may extrapolate to a larger context for training simulations for military applications as well as consumer domains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018
PublisherHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages1474-1478
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781510889538
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: Oct 1 2018Oct 5 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume3
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Conference

Conference62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period10/1/1810/5/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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    Lum, H. C., Greatbatch, R., Waldfogle, G., & Benedict, J. (2018). How immersion, presence, emotion, & workload differ in virtual reality and traditional game mediums. In 62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018 (pp. 1474-1478). (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; Vol. 3). Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Inc..