The Role of Physical Controllers in Motion Video Gaming

Systems that detect the unaugmented human body allow

players to interact without using a physical controller. But

how is interaction altered by the absence of a physical input

device? What is the impact on game performance, on a

player’s expectation of their ability to control the game, and

on their game experience? In this study, we investigate

these issues in the context of a table tennis video game. The

results show that the impact of holding a physical

controller, or indeed of the fidelity of that controller, does

not appear in simple measures of performance. Rather, the

difference between controllers is a function of the

responsiveness of the game being controlled, as well as

other factors to do with expectations, real world game

experience and social context.

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In  Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2012)

Publisher  ACM

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