Momentary Pleasure or Lasting Meaning?: Distinguishing Eudaimonic and Hedonic User Experiences

@article{Mekler2016MomentaryPO,
  title={Momentary Pleasure or Lasting Meaning?: Distinguishing Eudaimonic and Hedonic User Experiences},
  author={Elisa D. Mekler and Kasper Hornb{\ae}k},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  year={2016}
}
User experience (UX) research has expanded our notion of what makes interactive technology good, often putting hedonic aspects of use such as fun, affect, and stimulation at the center. Outside of UX, the hedonic is often contrasted to the eudaimonic, the notion of striving towards one's personal best. It remains unclear, however, what this distinction offers to UX research conceptually and empirically. We investigate a possible role for eudaimonia in UX research by empirically examining 266… 

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