experiential system

n.A software system that accurately renders the characteristic sensations a user would experience when interacting with the original of the thing rendered.


Coined by Clifford Lynch.


Lynch 2000, p. 37 In meatspace, we cheerfully extend the notion of authenticity to much more than objects – in fact, we explicitly apply it to the experiential sphere, speaking of an 'authentic' performance of a baroque concerto or an 'authentic' Hawaiian luau. To the extent that we can make the extension and expansion of the use of authenticity as a characteristic precise within the framework and terminology of this paper, these statements seem to parallel statements about integrity of what in the digital environment could be viewed as experiential works, or performance.