Positive emotional experiences with portable interactive products

Gomez, Rafael E., Popovic, Vesna, & Blackler, Alethea L. (2012) Positive emotional experiences with portable interactive products. In Brasset, J., Hekkert, P., Ludden, G., Malspass, M., & McDonnell, J. (Eds.) Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Design and Emotion : Out of Control, Design and Emotion Society / Central Saint Martins College of Arts & Design, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, London, pp. 1-11.

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Abstract

Positive emotions are central to human life and have implications to the overall quality of people's life (Fredrickson, 1998). This paper reports on positive experiences with two types of portable interactive devices (PIDs), specifically media/entertainment and medical/health devices. The study is based on a six-month longitudinal study exploring people's emotional experience and how PIDs mediate these experiences in everyday contexts. Previous findings by the authors (Gomez, Popovic & Blackler, 2011) presented four categories of activities including Feature, Functional, Mediation and Auxiliary activities and their relationship to emotional experience. The paper presents emotional experiences with specific activities reported with a focus on positive emotions. It concludes with a discussion of the findings on positive experiences and the implications for the future design of PIDs.

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ID Code: 54241
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Design and emotion, Portable interactive devices, Positive emotional experiences
ISBN: 9780957071926
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Design Innovation (120302)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Digital and Interaction Design (120304)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 10 Dec 2012 01:28
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2012 21:17

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