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Research through design as a method for interaction design research in HCI
A new model for interaction design research within HCI is proposed, which allows interaction designers to make research contributions based on their strength in addressing under-constrained problems. Expand
Understanding experience in interactive systems
This paper characterize current approaches to experience from a number of disciplines, and presents a framework for designing experience for interactive system, showing how the framework can be applied by members of a multidisciplinary team to understand and generate the kinds of interactions and experiences new product and system designs might offer. Expand
The building blocks of experience: an early framework for interaction designers
An initial framework for understanding experience as it relates to user-product interactions is proposed and a system for talking about experience is proposed, and what influences experience and qualities of experience are looked at. Expand
User experience over time: an initial framework
An in-depth, five-week ethnographic study that followed 6 individuals during an actual purchase of the Apple iPhone found prolonged use to be motivated by different qualities than the ones that provided positive initial experiences. Expand
Service robots in the domestic environment: a study of the roomba vacuum in the home
Ethnicographic research on the actual use of domestic service robots is presented to provide a grounded understanding of how design can influence human-robot interaction in the home, and initial implications for the design of these products are offered. Expand
Predicting human interruptibility with sensors
This article presents a series of studies that quantitatively demonstrate that simple sensors can support the construction of models that estimate human interruptibility as well as people do, and therefore their use in everyday office environments is both practical and affordable. Expand
An analysis and critique of Research through Design: towards a formalization of a research approach
A critique of current RtD practices within the HCI research and interaction design communities is performed, showing possible directions for further developments and refinements of the approach. Expand
Intelligent assistive technology applications to dementia care: current capabilities, limitations, and future challenges.
The authors conducted an extensive search of the computer science, engineering, and medical databases to review intelligent cognitive devices, physiologic and environmental sensors, and advanced integrated sensor networks that may find future applications in dementia care. Expand
Psycho-physiological measures for assessing cognitive load
It is found that across all participants, the electrocardiogram median absolute deviation and median heat flux measurements were the most accurate at distinguishing between low and high levels of cognitive load, providing a classification accuracy of over 80% when used together. Expand
How robotic products become social products: An ethnographic study of cleaning in the home
  • J. Forlizzi
  • Computer Science
  • 2nd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human…
  • 10 March 2007
An ethnographic study of consumer robots in the home of six families' experience of floor cleaning after receiving a new vacuum (a Roomba robotic vacuum or the Flair, a handheld upright) was studied. Expand