Applying and testing design for intuitive interaction

Blackler, Alethea L., Popovic, Vesna, & Mahar, Douglas P. (2014) Applying and testing design for intuitive interaction. International Journal of Design Sciences and Technology, 20(1), pp. 7-26.

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Abstract

Various tools have been developed to assist designers in making interfaces easier to use although none yet offer a complete solution. Through previous work we have established that intuitive interaction is based on past experience. From this we have developed theory around intuitive interaction, a continuum and a conceptual tool for intuitive use. We then trialled our tool. Firstly, one designer used the tool to design a camera. Secondly, seven groups of postgraduate students re-designed various products using our tool. We then chose one of these - a microwave – and prototyped the new and original microwave interfaces on a touchscreen. We tested them on three different age groups. We found that the new design was more intuitive and rated by participants as more familiar. Therefore, design interventions based on our intuitive interaction theory can work. Work is ongoing to develop the tool further.

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ID Code: 72661
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Design Tools, Human Factors, Interface Design, Intuitive Interaction
ISSN: 1630-7267
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Design Innovation (120302)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Europia Productions
Deposited On: 10 Jun 2014 00:40
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2014 09:05

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