Search for dissertations about: "Mikael Jakobsson"

Found 2 swedish dissertations containing the words Mikael Jakobsson.

  1. 1. Virtual worlds and social interaction design

    University dissertation from Umeå : Informatik

    Author : Mikael Jakobsson; Umeå universitet.; Malmö University.; Malmö University.; [2006]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES Statistics; computer and systems science Informatics; computer and systems science Informatics; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Statistik; data- och systemvetenskap Informatik; data- och systemvetenskap Informatik; Interaction design; virtual worlds; massively multiplayer online games; internet studies; computer mediated communication; virtual reality; virtual ethnography; human-computer interaction; interacture; social interaction design; Humanities Social Sciences;

    Abstract : This dissertation is a study of social interaction in virtual worlds and virtual world design. A virtual world is a synchronous, multi-user system that offers a persistent spatial environment for iconically represented participants. Together, these form an example of social interaction design. READ MORE

  2. 2. Power Games Rules and Roles in Second Life

    University dissertation from Karlskrona : Blekinge Institute of Technology

    Author : Maria Bäcke; Blekinge Tekniska Högskola.; [2011]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; power; digital games; online world; Second Life; virtuality; reality; role-play; hierarchy; authority; governing; subversion; performance; online worlds; virtual worlds; virtual; digital space; rules; hierarchies; negotiation; make-believe;

    Abstract : This study investigates how the members of four different role-playing communities on the online platform Second Life perform social as well as dramatic roles within their community. The trajectories of power influencing these roles are my main focus. READ MORE