Monthly Archives: April 2011

Wright, P., Blythe, M., Mccarthy, J. (2006). User Experience and the Idea of Design in HCI

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The authors argue that the shift in the concept of the user (from a person that communicates into a person that experiences) has implications to the current concept of design and the design process. Their main argument is that UX-design … Continue reading

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Redström, J. (2006) Towards user design? On the shift from object to user as the subject of design

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The basic idea of the paper is that the current approach HCI-design leads to too limited solutions to design-problems and that the solutions should be more open-ended. The author begins by presenting a review of the historical development of design, … Continue reading

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Identifying Drivers and Hindrances of Social User Experience in Web Services (2010) Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila et al.

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BG The increasing number of web services (social media) are built around social activities, user-generated content and social interactions, e.g. communication, content contribution, media sharing, social navigation. Among various dimensions of UX on web service, “supporting social activities” is one … Continue reading

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Karapanos et al. (2009) User Experience Over Time: An Initial Framework

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The paper presents a study aimed at exploring the role of time when experiencing a product. The authors followed six persons during a five week study, before and after the purchase of an iPhone. The iPhone was selected because of … Continue reading

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Hassenzahl et al. (2010) Needs, affect, and interactive products – Facets of user experience

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The paper presents a study exploring the idea of fulfillment of basic needs as the source of positive experience with interactive products and technologies (phones, mp3-players, navigation devices). The study focused only on positive experiences and the underlying needs behind … Continue reading

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Two Diagrams of User Experience

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J.J. Garrett and P. Morville have tried to describe user experience trough diagrams which provide the different aspects of user experience. The diagrams are quite different but they are both concentrated on the user experience of Web sites. J.J. Garrett … Continue reading

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Kari Kuutti. 2010. Where are the Ionians of user experience research?. In Proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Extending Boundaries (NordiCHI ’10). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 715-718.

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The paper is written by Kari Kuutti, Department of Information and Processing Science at University of Oulu. The author was not satisfied with the Germany, 3 days seminar organised by Virpi Roto and others. According to him the discussion was … Continue reading

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Roto, V., Law, E., Vermeeren, A., and Hoonhout, J. (eds). 2011. User Experience White Paper. Outcome of the Dagstuhl Seminar on Demarcating User Experience, Germany. http://www.allaboutux.org/uxwhitepaper

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The aim of the paper is to clearly define the UX concept. Ux has multi-disciplinary acceptance means that it is widely accepted in different domains and cultures. The exiting definitions of the Ux range from psychological to a business perspective. … Continue reading

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Battarbee. K. and Koskinen, I. (2005). Co-experience: user experience as interaction

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The authors see the implicit individualistic bias as a major problem in the user experience literature. They refer to the mostly missing social quality of experience with the term “co-experience”, and propose an interactionist perspective for studying co-experience. The authors … Continue reading

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Forlizzi, J. , and Battarbee, K. (2004) Understanding Experience in Interactive Systems

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Forlizzi and Battarbee have created an interaction-centered framework of experience. It focuses on interactions between individuals and products and the experiences that result. The framework describes user-product interactions, and dimensions of experience. User-product interactions are described in three ways: 1.    … Continue reading

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