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We argue that HCI has emerged as a design-oriented field of research, directed at large towards innovation, design, and construction of new kinds of information and interaction technology. But the understanding of such an attitude to research in terms of philosophical, theoretical, and methodological underpinnings seems however relatively poor within the(More)
As a result of the increased interest in issues such as engagement, affection, and meaning, contemporary human-computer interaction (HCI) has increasingly come to examine the nature of interactions between artifacts, humans, and environments through concepts such as user experience and meaning. In the transition from usability metrics to user experience,(More)
In this paper we introduce, discuss, and empirically demonstrate ways in which the Repertory Grid Technique (RGT) may be used as a tool for dealing with user experience and affective evaluation. An empirical study using the technique in the context of mobile interaction is used to illustrate various uses and features of the technique and how it may be(More)
We describe the application of the repertory grid technique (RGT) as a tool for capturing the user experience of technological artifacts. In noting the artificiality of assessing the emotional impact of interactive artifacts in isolation from cognitive judgments, we argue that HCI techniques must provide practical solutions regarding how to assess the(More)
Interaction design research has rapidly evolved into a unique discipline embracing practicing professionals, design educators, and academic researchers. As with many evolving disciplines, attracting attention from a large number of people with different backgrounds, interests, and ways of seeing tends to cause 'disciplinary anxiety', which inevitably leads(More)
Human–computer interaction (HCI) is the discipline concerned with the design, evaluation, and implementation of interactive computing systems. Unlike many empirical sciences, HCI researchers do not typically solely study existing technologies, styles of interaction, or interface solutions. On the contrary, one of the core activities in contemporary HCI is(More)
Through theoretical influences, particularly drawing on the phenomenological notion of embodiment, and through the findings of an ethnographic study of the work practice of service technicians at two industrial assembly manufacturing units, we present the philosophy behind and practice in designing a mobile support system for real-life application. In this(More)