User engagement with interactive media: A communication perspective

Jeeyun Oh, S. Shyam Sundar

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This chapter builds on previous work that positions user engagement on the user involvement continuum and suggests that user engagement is comprised of physical interactions with media, cognitive involvement, absorption in media content, and behavioral outcomes in the form of outreach or media participation. The authors explore medium or interface characteristics and individual differences in the form of "power users" as determinants of user engagement, and persuasion as an outcome. An empirical example is user to illustrate the relationship between physical interactions, cognitive engagement, imagery engagement, and user attitudes and behavioral intentions. The chapter acknowledges and seeks to remedy the challenge associated with integrating conceptual frameworks of user engagement into design principles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWhy Engagement Matters
Subtitle of host publicationCross-Disciplinary Perspectives of User Engagement in Digital Media
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783319274461
ISBN (Print)9783319274447
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)


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