Emotional experience with portable interactive devices

Gomez, Rafael E., Popovic, Vesna, & Blackler, Alethea L. (2009) Emotional experience with portable interactive devices. In IASDR 2009 Proceedings, Korean Society of Design Science , COEX, Seoul, pp. 1-10.

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This paper reports on a six month longitudinal study exploring people’s personal and social emotional experience with Portable Interactive Devices (PIDs). The study is concerned with the experience design approach and based on the theoretical framework of Activity Theory. The focus is on emotional experiences and how artefacts mediate and potentially enhance this experience. The outcomes of the study identified interesting aspects of PID interaction. Findings revealed people interact with PIDs emotionally both at a personal and a social level, supporting previous studies. Further, the social level impacts significantly on the emotional experience attained. If negative social experiences exceeded negative personal experiences the emotional experience was constant over six months. If negative personal experiences surpassed negative social experiences the emotional experience was varied over six months. The findings are discussed in regards to their significance to the field of design, their implication for future PID design and future research directions.

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ID Code: 30223
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Experience, Interaction, Design, Emotion and Longitudinal Research
ISBN: 9788996319405
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Industrial Design (120305)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Digital and Interaction Design (120304)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 24 Mar 2010 23:32
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:03

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