Experience as Meaning: Some Underlying Concepts and Implications for Design

Dhaval Vyas, Gerrit C. van der Veer

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    As the current computing systems move from desktop and work settings into our everyday lives (e.g. mobile and ubiquitous systems) a growing interest is seen for designing interactive systems with experiential support. Some conceptual work already exists that tries to analyze and understand users’ experience with interactive systems but in practice this is still not frequently used. Drawing on the concepts from the domain of art, this paper introduces a way to conceptualize users’ experience as the meanings or interpretations they construct during their interaction with or through the interactive systems. We consequently apply this conceptualization in a design project where we use it at an early concept design stage for designing aware technologies in care-taking situations.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication13th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics
    EditorsAntonio Rizzo, Gudela Grote, William Wong
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherACM Press
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Print)978-3-906509-23-5
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Sept 2006
    Event13th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, ECCE 2006 - Zurich, Switzerland
    Duration: 20 Sept 200622 Sept 2006
    Conference number: 13

    Publication series

    NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series
    PublisherACM Press


    Conference13th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, ECCE 2006
    Abbreviated titleECCE


    • EWI-9687
    • IR-67067
    • METIS-248211
    • HMI-HF: Human Factors

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