Interactive Environments – Interaction in the Real World

For our interactive environments module, we have been asked to look into interactive elements that can be found in everyday life and interaction that can be found within video games and how we could implement certain interaction into our Paragon Station project. There are a lot that will be found in both the Real World and the Video Game World but some others not so much.

  • Door Handles
  • Disabled Access Doors
  • Elevators


  • Light Switches
  • Automatic Doors


  • Self Help Checkouts – Allows you to quickly scan and buy your items yourself without having a cashier do it for you. These are generally found in super markets.

self checkout

  • ATM Machine – Allows the user to withdraw money without having to go to the bank.
  • Interactive Bus Timetables
  • Stock Checkers (Argos) – These are used to find certain items that are in stock using a code, there are also touchscreen visual ones now which show a more vast and wide range of items.


  • Ticket Machine – An easy way to obtain tickets for trains, they also allow you to view train times and view return train times.
  • QR Codes – QR codes can be found in many different places, on posters, on products, shop windows and on phones too. When scanned with a smartphone it will direct you to a certain website. If you have a GAME account, you can download an app which will have a QR code for the employee to scan, which will put points onto your account for you.

qr code

  • Museum Displays – In various museums there are interactive displays that allow you to look back at facts about historical figures, places animals etc. and they can be used to teach children about history.
  • Sinks
  • Toilets
  • Hand Dryer
  • Televisions
  • Radios
  • Hot Drink Machines
  • Vending Machines
  • Security Code Door Lock – For authorised people to use by entering a code.
  • Computers

Even though most of these are self explanatory, they are all things that we interactive with every now and then, but they are also found in video games, allowing the player to interact with them for in-game bonuses.


~ by reeceharry on January 10, 2014.

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