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Empirical investigations into intuitive interaction: a summary

Blackler, Alethea L., Popovic, Vesna, & Mahar, Douglas P. (2007) Empirical investigations into intuitive interaction: a summary. MMI-Interaktiv, 13, pp. 4-24.

Abstract

Intuition is a type of cognitive processing that is often non-conscious and utilises stored experiential knowledge. Intuitive interaction involves the use of knowledge gained from other products and/or experiences. We have developed novel approaches and techniques for studying intuitive use of interfaces, and shown that intuitive inter-action is based on past experience with similar things (Blackler, Popovic, and Mahar, 2003a, b, 2004a, b, 2005). Two initial experimental studies revealed that prior expo-sure 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. A third experiment revealed that appearance of features seems to be the variable that most affects time spent on a task and intuitive uses. Ba-sed on our empirical work, we have developed principles and tools for designers to assist them in making interfaces more intuitive.

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ID Code: 9342
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Intuitive interaction, Intuitive use, Interface design, Observational analysis
ISSN: 1439-7854
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Psychology not elsewhere classified (170199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Design Practice and Management not elsewhere classified (120399)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Design Innovation (120302)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (please consult author)
Copyright Statement: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see link).
Deposited On: 05 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:45

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