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Human–Computer Interaction Series

Digital Make-Believe

Editors: Turner, Phil, Harviainen, J. Tuomas (Eds.)

  • Connects theories of make-believe to real life design practice
  • Introduces the core theories of interaction, game content and service design, for both students and for professionals seeking to expand their HCI competencies
  • Provides a new and efficient perspective for understanding interaction in interface, user experience, gamification, and service design
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About this Textbook

Make-believe plays a far stronger role in both the design and use of interfaces, games and services than we have come to believe. This edited volume illustrates ways for grasping and utilising that connection to improve interaction, user experiences, and customer value.

Useful for designers, undergraduates and researchers alike, this new research provide tools for understanding and applying make-believe in various contexts, ranging from digital tools to physical services. It takes the reader through a world of imagination and intuition applied into efficient practice, with topics including the connection of human-computer interaction (HCI) to make-believe and backstories, the presence of imagination in gamification, gameworlds, virtual worlds and service design, and the believability of make-believe based designs in various contexts. Furthermore, it discusses the challenges inherent in applying make-believe as a basis for interaction design, as well as the enactive mechanism behind it.

Whether used as a university textbook or simply used for design inspiration, Digital Make-Believe provides new and efficient insight into approaching interaction in the way in which actual users of devices, software and services can innately utilise it.

About the authors

Phil Turner is a reader in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, and research leader of the Make-Believe group.

J. Tuomas Harviainen is a Development Manager for the city of Vantaa, Finland and a postdoctoral researcher at Hanken School of Economics. He currently focuses especially on the organizational learning aspects of games, but often ventures into service design, management, information systems, or sexology. He is also one of the three editors of the journal Simulation & Gaming.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Turner, Phil (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

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  • A Make-Believe Narrative for HCI

    Turner, Phil

    Pages 11-26

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  • Make-Believing Virtual Realities

    Turner, Susan (et al.)

    Pages 27-47

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  • Fiction for Design: Appropriating Hollywood Techniques for Design Fictions

    Flint, Tom

    Pages 49-66

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  • Designing for Service Experiences

    Luojus, Satu (et al.)

    Pages 67-88

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Buy this book

eBook 47,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-29553-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 59,27 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-29551-0
  • 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
Softcover 59,27 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-80597-9
  • 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
Digital Make-Believe
Editors
  • Phil Turner
  • J. Tuomas Harviainen
Series Title
Human–Computer Interaction Series
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-29553-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-29553-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-29551-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80597-9
Series ISSN
1571-5035
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 178
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations
Topics