Tag Archives: user experience

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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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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Benford, S., Greenhalgh, C., Giannachi, G., Walker, B., Marshall, J., Rodden, T. Uncomfortable User Experience. Communications of the ACM. Vol 56, No 9. 2013

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CHI article on the cover of the CACM = must read. Benford et al.’s article is about creating and utilizing uncomfortable user experiences in design. The authors derive examples and ideas from art, media and amusement parks. The main idea … Continue reading

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Dourish, P. (2004) Where the Action Is: The Foundations of Embodied Interaction. Chapter 4. “Being-in-the-World”: Embodied Interaction. pp 99-126.

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The fourth chapter of the book defines the concept of embodied interaction and brings together the themes of social and tangible computing through a quite heavy philosophical discussion. The core message of the chapter is the definition of embodied interaction … Continue reading

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Wixon, D. (2011) Measuring fun, trust, confidence, and other ethereal constructs: It isn’t that hard. Interactions Vol. 18 no 6.

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In his article, Wixon argues that everything can be measured, but something about the object of measurement is always lost. Therefore, we need multiple measurements to get more accurate measures of the real thing. Still, the most important thing in … Continue reading

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Holtzblatt, K. (2011) What makes things cool? Intentional design for innovation. Interactions November+December 2011.

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Article describes results of a research project conducted by InContext Design and focusing on what makes products and services cool. The research resulted to two concepts, the Wheel of Joy and the Triangle of Design that define the aspects of … Continue reading

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Anu Mäkelä & Jane Fulton Suri (2001). Supporting User’s Creativity: Design to Induce Pleasurable Experiences

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Mäkelä & co. suggest in their article, that it is too much to claim that one could really design an experience for the user, because experience is something personal and it has many factors that the designer can’t do anything … Continue reading

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Hassenzahl M. (2011) User Experience and Experience Design

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This is a summary of a chapter that Mark Hassenzahl has written for interaction-design.org in which he explains how he sees User Experience and how he thinks it could be deliberately designed. Firstly he presents a theory that our Western … Continue reading

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Law, E. & van Schaik, P. Modelling user experience – An agenda for research and practice

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In their editorial for special issue for Interacting with Computers Law and van Schaik present a nice overview of current state of research in user experience. Their focus is on modelling (both measurement models and structural models) but the article … 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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