Jörn Hurtienne

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One of the goals of tangible interaction is to build more intuitive interfaces. This paper gives a definition of intuitivity and presents a continuum of knowledge serving as a classification for intuitive interaction. Against the background of the continuum recent taxonomies for tangible interaction are reviewed. A new approach for classifying tangible(More)
Demand for interactive products that are intuitive to use is high. Intuitive use in this paper is understood as the subconscious application of prior knowledge by the user. This definition is explicated by a continuum model of prior knowledge. Theories from several disciplines of application are surveyed whether they can contribute to the field of ‘Design(More)
Two previously independent approaches to investigating intuitive interaction in Australia and Germany are described and compared. Both definitions are based on the literature and so agree very closely, involving the non-conscious use of prior knowledge for intuitive interaction. Models have been devised by both groups: a continuum of intuitive interaction(More)
Tangible interaction research has opened up new ways to interact with computers and extended our imagination of what is possible with digital systems. However, research on tangible user interfaces (TUI) seems to have lost sight of the everyday situation of the majority of people who still work with standard computer systems. This paper investigates a design(More)
Population stereotypes describe ways in which people, often unconsciously, expect user interface elements to function. Thus they can provide powerful rules for designing intuitive interaction. The literature, however, documents only a few population stereotypes and most of them do not tap the full potential of tangible interaction. Here, we try to alleviate(More)
The ongoing integration of IT systems is offering computer users a wide range of new (networked) services and the access to an explosively growing host of multimedia information. Consequently, apart from the currently established computer tasks, the access and exchange of information is generally considered as the driving computer application of the next(More)
In this paper we present a general definition of the concept ‘intuitive use of user interfaces' on the basis of our current interdisciplinary work. ‘Intuitive use’ is regarded as a characteristic of human-machine systems. It refers to a special kind of interaction process between users and technical systems that use the users' intuition. The main part of(More)
Intuitive interaction with technology is based on the unconscious application of prior knowledge by the user. Using conceptual metaphor theory and a continuum model of prior knowledge a quantitative review of 77 research articles on user interface metaphors was conducted. Of the 105 metaphors extracted, only 26 were found to draw on sensorimotor knowledge(More)