Noam Tractinsky

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Sirkka L. Jarvenpaa a, Noam Tractinsky b and Michael Vitale c a Department of Management Science and Information Systems, CBA 5.202, B6500, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712-1175, USA E-mail: sjarvenpaa@mail.utexas.edu b Industrial Engineering and Management, Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel E-mail: noamt@bgumail.bgu.ac.il c(More)
Despite its centrality to human thought and practice, aesthetics has for the most part played a petty role in human–computer interaction research. Increasingly, however, researchers attempt to strike a balance between the traditional concerns of human–computer interaction and considerations of aesthetics. Thus, recent research suggests that the visual(More)
s (New York: ACM), pp. 1617 – 20. MASLOW, A.H., 1954,Motivation and personality (New York: Harper). MCDONAGH, D., HEKKERT, P., VAN ERP, J. and GYI, D. (Eds), 2003, Design and Emotion: The Experience of Everyday Things (London: Taylor & Francis). MILLARD, N., HOLE, L. and CROWLE, S., 1999, Smiling through: motivation at the user interface. In Proceedings of(More)
Many have speculated that trust plays a critical role in stimulating consumer purchases over the Internet. nature of the Internet raises questions about the robustness of trust effects across cultures. Culture may also affect the antecedents of consumer trust; that is, consumers in different cultures might have differing expectations of what makes a web(More)
Three experiments were conducted to validate and replicate. in a different cultural setting. the results of a study by Kurosu and Kashimura [12] concerning the relationships between users’ perceptions of interface aesthetics and usability. The results support the basic tindings by Kurosu and Kashimura. Very high correlations were found between perceived(More)
Two experiments were designed to replicate and extend [Lindgaard et al.’s, 2006. Attention web designers: you have 50ms to make a good first impression! Behaviour and Information Technology 25(2), 115–126] findings that users can form immediate aesthetic impression of web pages, and that these impressions are highly stable. Using explicit (subjective(More)
This paper argues that an increasingly important dimension of the human-computer interaction is missing from the MIS and the HCI research agenda. This dimension—esthetics—plays a major role in our private, social, and business lives. It is argued that aesthetics is relevant to information technology research and practice for three theoretical reasons. (1)(More)
In recent years, significant advances have been made in the understanding of trust and risk in electronic commerce. However, in examining the published research, some troublesome trends surface. These trends include (a) the tendency to treat conceptualizations of trust and risk as unidimensional constructs, ignoring the large body of literature suggesting(More)
Experimental research on the effects of cellular phone conversations on driving indicates that the phone task interferes with many driving-related functions, especially with older drivers. Unfortunately in past research (1) the dual task conditions were not repeated in order to test for learning, (2) the 'phone tasks' were not representative of real(More)