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Intuitive interaction with complex artefacts : empirically-based research

Blackler, Alethea L. (2008) Intuitive interaction with complex artefacts : empirically-based research. VDM Verlag, Saarbrücken, Germany.

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Abstract

This book describes empirical research undertaken into intuitive interaction. This research is significant because it impacts on everyday use of everyday devices by everyday people, and has the potential to affect the ways in which products are designed and, more importantly, the ways in which they are understood by their users. Intuitive interaction involves the use of knowledge gained from other products and/or experiences. It is fast and generally non-conscious. Experimental studies revealed that prior exposure to products employing similar features helped participants to complete set tasks more quickly and intuitively, and that familiar features were intuitively used more often than unfamiliar ones. However, older people showed less intuitive uses and slower times. Three principles of intuitive interaction have been developed. A conceptual tool has also been devised to guide designers in their planning for intuitive interaction. Ongoing work involves further refining this tool and investigating intuitive interaction for older people.

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Item Type: Book
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Keywords: Human centred design, Human factors, industrial design, interaction design, Interface design, Intuitive interaction, Intuitive use, Observational analysis, Prior experience, Prior knowledge
ISBN: 9780597383199
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > OTHER BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (129900)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 VDM Verlag
Deposited On: 25 Mar 2009 15:22
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:45

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