Cognitive Flow: The Psychology of Great Game Design ~ Gamastura | Serious-Minded Games |

article by Sean Baron

summary by Jake Huhn

"Cognitive Flow is a psychological concept that describes a heightened level of engagement, a ‘flow’ that you become mentally immerse in. This article introduces you to cognitive flow and shows you four characteristics of tasks that promote it. This is a great article for anyone looking to design learning games because one of the key advantages of games, the reason they are being so widely adopted in training, is engagement. Cognitive flow is something you should definitely stove to achieve with your learning game."