Terms To Remember

Diegetic

Is an interface that is included in the game world – It ca be seen and heard by the game characters, I.e. the holographic interface in Dead Space 2

 

Spatial

Spatial is in relation to three dimentional space, it is geometric 3-parameters model of the physical universe in which we exist. in relevance to to gaming it is the dimension in which the creation of in game assest are created according to.


Meta

Representations can exist in the game world, but aren’t necessarily visualized spatially for the player e.g. Blood splatter on the camera when taking damage.

 

HUD

(Heads Up Display) Is a transparent display that represents data without the user having to look away.

 

GUI

(Graphical User Interface) Is a type of interface where the user can interact with electrical devices using images rather than text commands.

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Posted on November 28, 2012, in Human Computer Interface. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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