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dc.contributor.authorNilsson, Niels Christian
dc.contributor.authorNordahl, Rolf
dc.contributor.authorSerafin, Stefania
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-30T11:50:26Z
dc.date.available2016-11-30T11:50:26Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationNilsson, N. C., Nordahl, R. & Serafin, S. (2016). Immersion Revisited: A Review of Existing Definitions of Immersion and Their Relation to Different Theories of Presence. <em>Human Technology</em>, 12 (2), 108-134. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.17011/ht/urn.201611174652">doi:10.17011/ht/urn.201611174652</a>
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/52083
dc.description.abstractThe term immersion continues to be applied inconsistently within and across different fields of research connected with the study of virtual reality and interactive media. Moreover, immersion is oftentimes used interchangeably with the terms presence and engagement. This article details a review of existing definitions of immersion originating within the study of video games, virtual environments, and literary works of fiction. Based on this review, a three-dimensional taxonomy of the various conceptualizations of immersion is proposed. That is, the existing definitions of immersion may be broadly divided into three categories, each representing a dimension of the taxonomy: immersion as a property of a system, a subjective response to narrative contents, or a subjective response to challenges within the virtual environment. Finally, four distinct theories of presence are introduced and, based on the established taxonomy, we discuss how the individual theories relate to existing definitions of immersion.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUniversity of Jyväskylä, Agora Center
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHuman Technology
dc.subject.otherimmersion
dc.subject.otherpresence
dc.subject.othervirtual reality
dc.subject.othervirtual environments
dc.subject.othervideo games
dc.titleImmersion Revisited: A Review of Existing Definitions of Immersion and Their Relation to Different Theories of Presence
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201611174652
dc.date.updated2016-11-30T11:50:27Z
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.relation.issn1795-6889
dc.relation.volume12
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© the Authors & the Agora Center, University of Jyväskylä, 2016. This is an open access article distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.17011/ht/urn.201611174652


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© the Authors & the Agora Center, University of Jyväskylä, 2016. This is an open access article distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
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