Special Issue "Mixed Reality Games—Playful Experiences in Immersive and Interactive Media"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Computing and Artificial Intelligence".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2023 | Viewed by 10970
Special Issue Editor
Interests: mixed reality; human–computer interaction; game design; interactive systems
Special Issue Information
Virtual, augmented and mixed reality (XR) technologies have received enormous attention in recent years. Nowadays, XR devices are used primarily in digital games and entertainment.
Games place particularly high demands on usability and accessibility. In most cases, games are consumed for entertainment and fun. This requires joyful user interfaces to keep up player motivation. Even more challenges for user interface design are added for XR games: Sense of presence, cyber sickness or spatial cognition. However, especially the spatiality of XR enables completely new kinds of interactions and game mechanics that can open up possibilities and innovations.
Additionally, beyond pure entertainment purposes, game mechanics can be exploited for serious applications such as health or training. The combination of XR and games has the potential to enhance involvement, understanding, performance or efficiency in these domains.
This Special Issue will publish high-quality research papers in the field of XR and games, spatial human–computer interaction, playful media, and 3D interface technologies. Of interest are papers that explore methods, techniques, technologies, reviews, (case) studies, applications, or novel ideas.
Prof. Dr. Eike Langbehn
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- Game design and interaction design
- Human–computer interaction
- Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality
- Game mechanics and Gamification
- Playful media
- 3D user interfaces
- Spatial interaction
- 3D input and output
- Navigation and locomotion
- Immersion and presence
- VR sickness
- Perception, cognition, action
- Audio and haptic interfaces
- 3D rendering technologies
- Virtual humans
- Serious games
- Health games and Exergames
- News games
- Training and simulation