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Why Engagement Matters

Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives of User Engagement in Digital Media

Editors: O'Brien, Heather, Cairns, Paul (Eds.)

  • Offers a holistic appreciation for UE across different domains and disciplines and does not constrain user engagement to one perspective
  • Is grounded in theoretical, methodological and applied approaches to user engagement
  • Brings together cross-disciplinary perspectives to present the current state of UE research and propose an agenda for future research in this area
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About this book

User Engagement (UE) is a complex concept to investigate. The purpose of this book is not to constrain UE to one perspective, but to offer a well-rounded appreciation for UE across various domains and disciplines. The text begins with two foundational chapters that describe theoretical and methodological approaches to user engagement; the remaining contributions examine UE from different disciplinary perspectives and across a range of computer-mediated environments, including social and communications media, online search, eLearning, games, and eHealth. The book concludes by bringing together the cross-disciplinary perspectives presented in each chapter and proposing an agenda for future research in this area.

The book will appeal to established and emerging academic and industry researchers looking to pursue research and its challenges. This includes scholars at all levels with an interest in user engagement with digital media, from students to experienced researchers, and professionals in the fields of computer science, web technology, information science, museum studies, learning and health sciences, human-computer interaction, information architecture and design, and creative arts. 

About the authors

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 (10 chapters)

  • Theoretical Perspectives on User Engagement

    O’Brien, Heather

    Pages 1-26

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  • Translating Theory into Methodological Practice

    O’Brien, Heather

    Pages 27-52

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  • eLearning

    Wiebe, Eric (et al.)

    Pages 53-79

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  • Engagement in Digital Games

    Cairns, Paul

    Pages 81-104

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  • Designing for User Experience and Engagement

    Sutcliffe, Alistair

    Pages 105-126

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Buy this book

eBook 71,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-27446-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 88,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-27444-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Why Engagement Matters
Book Subtitle
Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives of User Engagement in Digital Media
Editors
  • Heather O'Brien
  • Paul Cairns
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-27446-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-27446-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-27444-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 222
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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