Pleasure with Products: Beyond Usability

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April 2002



This book gives an overview of the state-of-the-art in human factors approaches, consisting of specially invited contributions from leading practitioners in both industry and academia.


Introduction. Pleasure with Products: Beyond Usability 'Human Factors and Design'. Beauty in Usability: Forget Ease of Use. The Personalities of Products. Beyond Usability, Computer Playfulness. The Basis of Product Emotions. Product Appearance and Consumer Pleasure. Product Design for Consumer Taste. Pleasure versus Efficiency in User Interfaces: Towards an Involvement Framework. The Scenario of Sensory Encounter: Cultural Factors in Sensory-Aesthetic Experience. Emergence of Pleasure: Communities of Interest and New Luxury Products. Carrying the Pleasure of Books into the Design of the Electronic Book. Difficulties and Pleasure? Envisioning Future Needs: from Pragmatics to Pleasure. Designing Experience: Whether to Measure Pleasure or Just Tune In? Using Video Ethnography to Inform and Inspire User Centered Design. Linking Product Properties to Pleasure. The Sensorial Quality Assessment Method. Design Based on Kansei. Participative Image-based Research as a Basis for New Product Development. Emotional Responses to Virtual Prototypes in the Design Evaluation of a Product Design. Understanding Attributes that Contribute to Pleasure in Product Use. Measuring Experience of Interactive Characters. Understanding People and Pleasure-Based Human Factors. Mapping the User-Product-Relationship (in Product Design). Cooking Up Pleasurable Products: Understanding Designers. Prolonging the Pleasure. Comfort and Pleasure. Collecting Stories on User Experiences to Inspire Design - A Pilot. Usability Perception. Applying Evaluation Methods to Future Digital TV Services. Activity and Designing Pleasurable Interaction with Everyday Artifacts. Conclusion. Index.
EAN: 9780415237048
ISBN: 0415237041
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2002
Seitenanzahl: 400 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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