Designing for user engagement : aesthetic and attractive user interfaces /

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Author / Creator:Sutcliffe, Alistair, 1951-
Imprint:San Rafael, Calif. (1537 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 USA) : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, c2010.
Description:1 electronic text (vii, 47 p. : ill.) : digital file.
Series:Synthesis lectures on human-centered informatics, 1946-7699 ; # 5
Synthesis lectures on human-centered informatics (Online), # 5.
Subject:User interfaces (Computer systems)
Web-based user interfaces.
Human-computer interaction.
User interfaces (Computer systems) -- Design.
Format: E-Resource Book
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ISBN:9781608450244 (electronic bk.)
9781608450237 (pbk.)
Notes:Title from PDF t.p. (viewed on November 4, 2009).
Series from website.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 41-46).
Abstract freely available; full-text restricted to subscribers or individual document purchasers.
Also available in print.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
System requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.
Summary:This book explores the design process for user experience and engagement, which expands the traditional concept of usability and utility in design to include aesthetics, fun and excitement. User experience has evolved as a new area of Human Computer Interaction research, motivated by nonwork oriented applications such as games, education and emerging interactive Web 2.0. The chapter starts by examining the phenomena of user engagement and experience and setting them in the perspective of cognitive psychology, in particular motivation, emotion and mood. The perspective of aesthetics is expanded towards interaction and engagement to propose design treatments, metaphors, and interactive techniques which can promote user interest, excitement and satisfying experiences. This is followed by reviewing the design process and design treatments which can promote aesthetic perception and engaging interaction. The final part of the chapter provides design guidelines and principles drawn from the interaction and graphical design literature which are cross-referenced to issues in the design process. Examples of designs and design treatments are given to illustrate principles and advice, accompanied by critical reflection.
Standard no.:10.2200/S00210ED1V01Y200910HCI005