The Effects of Presentation of a Subject Matter in a Three-Dimensional Game Environment on Fact Retention and Interest

  • Rebecca Louise Donaldson Student at the University of Derby

Abstract

In this paper, a study is made comparing the effects of presenting facts regarding a particular subject in a three-dimensional environment to the effects of presenting them as a combination of text and two-dimensional images. A sample size of fifty-four testers in total was gathered, with twenty-six playing through the environment containing the facts and twenty-eight reading through an infosheet comprised of text and images was used, and their results compared. An extensive literature review of related studies was also carried out. Results support the hypothesis that presentation within a scene will have a positive effect on player interest and likelihood of further research, and appear to oppose the hypothesis that presentation in a scene will have a positive effect on fact retention, although it is concluded that more studies with greater sample sizes are needed for reliable results, and to gather more understanding.
Published
2017-06-12
How to Cite
DONALDSON, Rebecca Louise. The Effects of Presentation of a Subject Matter in a Three-Dimensional Game Environment on Fact Retention and Interest. Discovery, Invention & Application, [S.l.], june 2017. Available at: <https://computing.derby.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/da/article/view/254>. Date accessed: 21 jan. 2019.
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