Flow in gaming: literature synthesis and framework development

Fiona Fui Hoon Nah, Brenda Eschenbrenner, Qing Zeng, Venkata Rajasekhar Telaprolu, Sepandar Sepehr
2014 International Journal of Information Systems and Management  
Flow, a state of optimal experience where one is completely absorbed and immersed in an activity, is an important phenomenon for studying and designing games. In this article, we synthesise the literature on flow in gaming to discern existing research streams, and identify the antecedents, dimensions, and outcomes of flow which are then integrated into a framework. Based on the findings, we provide suggestions for game design elements that practitioners, such as game designers, may find useful
more » ... or creating or inducing flow in gaming. We also discuss implications for research and practice as well as provide suggestions for future research.
doi:10.1504/ijisam.2014.062288 fatcat:65lbr3jwrzeknklligmkhbqhya