Flow is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity.
In essence, flow is characterized by complete absorption in what one does.
Components of flow Nakamura and Csíkszentmihályi identify the following six factors as encompassing an experience of flow. Intense and focused concentration on the present moment merging of action and awareness a loss of reflective self-consciousness a sense of personal control or agency over the situation or activity a distortion of temporal experience, one’s subjective experience of time is altered experience of the activity as intrinsically rewarding, also referred to as autotelic experience.
Conditions for flow
A flow state can be entered while performing any activity, although it is most likely to occur when one is wholeheartedly performing a task or activity for intrinsic purposes.
Flow theory postulates three conditions that have to be met to achieve a flow state:
- One must be involved in an activity with a clear set of goals and progress. This adds direction and structure to the task.
- The task at hand must have clear and immediate feedback. This helps the person negotiate any changing demands and allows him or her to adjust his or her performance to maintain the flow state.
- One must have a good balance between the perceived challenges of the task at hand and his or her own perceived skills. One must have confidence in one’s ability to complete the task at hand.
These are the principles (or the idea is based on these principles) we created games you are going to experience. You step out from the everyday life and enter a vivid, fully vibrant situation. Welcome.