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What does it mean to understand gameplay?
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2007 (English)Conference paper (Refereed) PublishedAlternative title
Vad betyder det att förstå gameplay? (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Understanding gameplay requires a consideration of basic epistemological questions about the nature of understanding. Grounded in a tradition of philosophical hermeneutics, it is possible to approach the understanding of gameplay as a matter of generating mappings to explanatory frameworks in alternative interpretation paradigms. It is especially useful to consider gameplay from perspectives of cognitive science, semiotics, consciousness studies and aesthetics. Each of these approaches provides a different but compatible perspective on understanding play. Integrating these perspectives without losing their differences provides a comprehensive theoretical framework for play analysis.

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Esbjerg, Denmark: Aalborg University , 2007.
Keyword [en]
Gameplay, epistemology, cognition, consciousness, semiotics, aesthetics
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Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-8080Local ID: diva2:835767
Ludic Engagement Designs for All (LEDA)
Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2009-06-01 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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