Path to Sustained Usage: A Model for Long-Term Experience in Technological Products

Hakan Boğazpınar, Yekta Bakırlıoğlu, Armagan Kuru, Cigdem Erbug

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Happiness is one of the major influences in what makes people use products, and what makes those products an important part of daily life. What drives these aspects, some arisen from personal appraisement and some directly related to the product qualities, are important for designers, as the experiences designers form tend to affect these aspects heavily. Driven from this idea, in this paper, an exploration on the evolution of positive user experience with technological products was conducted. We asked users to think about the technological products they enjoy the most, how their experiences changed over time, and what makes them still use the product. Different qualities regarding their experience were found, some human-related, some product-related, and the relations between these qualities were looked upon further in depth. The result presented itself as a theoretical model to achieve sustained usage of echnological
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe colors of care
Subtitle of host publicationDesign & Emotion 2014
PublisherUniversidad de los Andes
ISBN (Print) 978-958-774-070-7
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Design and Emotion 2014: The Colors of Care - Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia
Duration: 6 Oct 201410 Oct 2014
Conference number: 9


Conference9th International Conference on Design and Emotion 2014
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  • positive experience in technological products
  • happiness in product use
  • pleasure


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