This paper argues that the conceptualization of the human, the computer and the domain of use in competing lines of UX research have problematic similarities and superficial differences. The paper qualitatively analyses concepts and models in five research papers that together represent two influential lines of UX research: aesthetics and temporal UX, and two use situations: using a website and starting to use a smartphone. The results suggest that the two lines of UX research share a focus on users’ evaluative judgments of technology, both focuses on product qualities rather than activity domains, give little details about users, and treat human-computer interaction as perception. The conclusion gives similarities and differences between the approaches to UX. The implications for theory building are indicated.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||CHI 2012 Workshop - Theories Behind UX Research and How They are Used in Practice - Austin, United States|
Duration: 6 May 2012 → 6 May 2012
|Workshop||CHI 2012 Workshop - Theories Behind UX Research and How They are Used in Practice|
|Period||06/05/2012 → 06/05/2012|