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Why do New Interfaces Scare Me? Exploring Affective Design Principles in User Interface Design

, Massey University, New Zealand

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


Why do some of us experience excitement when we approach new digital interfaces, whereas others experience caution or even fear? The isoBrowser project begins with an investigation into our initial reactions to interface, examining the area of affective design in relation to computer interface. These findings then contribute towards the development of a prototype Web-history browser. Testing focuses on initial user experience, and the results are used to inform subsequent development. This project, which also draws on other sources, suggests an alternative framework for designing computer interfaces.


Hodgkinson, G. (2008). Why do New Interfaces Scare Me? Exploring Affective Design Principles in User Interface Design. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1535-1541). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 16, 2019 from .


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