Monthly Archives: March 2015

Fronemann, N., & Peissner, M. (2014, October). User experience concept exploration: user needs as a source for innovation. In Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Fun, Fast, Foundational (pp. 727-736). ACM.

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User experience (UX) has become more and more important, as successful products need to provide opportunities for enjoyment and user engagement in addition to good usability. UX includes anticipation of usage, usage itself and reflection on the use. The authors … Continue reading

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Norman, D. A., & Verganti, R. (2014). Incremental and radical innovation: Design research vs. technology and meaning change. Design Issues, 30(1), 78-96.

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User-centered or human-centered design (HCD) has an iterative cycle of investigation including observation, ideation, rapid prototyping and testing. According to Norman, HCD can only lead to incremental enhancements of the product. This process can be compared to the mathematical procedure … Continue reading

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Calvo, R. A., & Peters, D. (2012). Positive computing: Technology for a wiser world. interactions, 19(4), 28-31.

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Technology affects our development of wisdom. Wisdom is developed through personal experiences, which are increasingly transformed by computers. As computers are constantly present in our daily lives, human values should be included in the design process. In addition to designing … Continue reading

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Mols, Ine, Elise van den Hoven, and Berry Eggen. “Making memories: a cultural probe study into the remembering of everyday life.” Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Fun, Fast, Foundational. ACM, 2014.

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Mementos are digital or physical objects reminding the user of persons, places or events. They function as memory cues, aiding the memory in retrieving details not recalled spontaneously. Memory cues can be utilized in remembering either knowledge or autobiographical memories. … Continue reading

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Varsaluoma, J., & Sahar, F. (2014, October). Usefulness of long-term user experience evaluation to product development: practitioners’ views from three case studies. In Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Fun, Fast, Foundational (pp. 79-88). ACM.

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Long-term UX and longitudinal research approach problems causing frustration for expert users. This article investigates how practitioners in companies utilize results from long-term UX evaluations and approaches the usefulness from practitioners’ perspective. According to previous research it is encouraged to … Continue reading

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