This week I found a term that is so related to what I’m doing, which is selective attention. This term is in the psychology field, and many papers talking about this idea is so hard. I spend a lot of time finding materials then I found this book:
The content is clear and I can understand that. The attention is classified into three categories in the book: top-down, bottom-up, history-based. Haven’t finished it yet, but looking forward to do so.
I also downloaded the game Gone Home and start playing that. It’s definitely a painful experience, let’s see the atmosphere in this game:
It’s so challenging for me. I have to go to ACCAD with other classmates (thanks to Natalia and Yiting) that I can play this game. Though I’m horrified and scared and nervous during the process, I still observe some valuable things.
These are just some of the screenshots I made during the process. I found out that the game is good at using light to guide user where to go next, and using color to guide user where to see. Also, different people have different action in this game. I also watch other youtuber play this game, and I found some very interesting thing. When I first get into a new space, I, a timid player without so many this kind of playing experience before, will go to the lightest part in the room.
However, for other experienced player, they just rush into the dark area because they know there will be a light there.
My action is totally controlled by environmental stimuli (bottom-up attention), and other experienced players who have intentions or goals, focus on different things. I have many other observations, and I need to do a more complete documentation about that.