Conducting an experiment for validating the combined model of immersion and flow
Detecting high intrinsic motivation and Flow states is key for successful adaptation processes that may be used to improve learning outcome in Simulations and Serious Games. Until now, the method of choice to measure Flow, is the usage of questionnaires. Because of the shortcomings of this method, the ultimate goal is, to establish an alternative measuring method through correlations of physiological sensor data. Beforehand, the theoretical model of Flow is enhanced with the more fine-grained model of immersion plus the design and implementation of an experiment to validate said model is introduced. In conclusion a perspective towards preliminary test results and upcoming data analysis is given.