Affordance in Consideration of a Feature of Platform Action Game

플랫폼 액션 게임의 특징을 고려한 어포던스

  • 송승근 (동서대학교 디지털콘텐츠학부 게임전공)
  • Received : 2013.08.19
  • Accepted : 2013.09.24
  • Published : 2013.12.28


A great many researches on affordance in HCI(Human Computer Interaction), product design, and cognitive science has been done investigated currently. In addition, the concept of affordances has been applied to games in the incremental trying to understand the relationship between gamers and systems. However, there are some problems to apply them to games because many researchers take ease to use, consistency, and usefulness to handle mainly in HCI rather than the property of the game into account. Consequently, the objective of the study is to investigate affordances in consideration of the features of the game, such as fantasy, variety, and fun based on the concept of them suggested in ecological psychology. A protocol analysis was conducted through the think-aloud method on the full gameplay session to platform action game as the basic genre of many game. The result of this research reveals that a static and movable affordances as a fixed state are discovered and transforming continously, appearing, and disappearing affordances as variable states are uncovered, and physical and cognitive affordances are observed. The result of this research is expected to propose the essential design guideline on the methodology of game design.


Affordance;Gameplay;Protocol Analysis;Platform Action Game


Supported by : 동서대학교


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