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Human–Computer Interaction Series

Funology

From Usability to Enjoyment

Editors: Blythe, M.A., Overbeeke, K., Monk, A.F., Wright, P.C. (Eds.)

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About this book

This book reflects the move in Human Computer Interaction studies from standard usability concerns towards a wider set of problems to do with fun, enjoyment, aesthetics and the experience of use.

Traditionally HCI has been concerned with work and task based applications but as digital technologies proliferate in the home fun becomes an important issue. There is an established body of knowledge and a range of techniques and methods for making products and interfaces usable, but far less is known about how to make them enjoyable.

Perhaps in the future there will be a body of knowledge and a set of techniques for assessing the pleasure of interaction that will be as thorough as those that currently assess usability. This book is a first step towards that. It brings together a range of researchers from academia and industry to provide answers. Contributors include Alan Dix, Jacob Nielsen and Mary Beth Rosson as well as a number of other researchers from academia and industry.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Let’s Make Things Engaging

    Kees Overbeeke, Tom Djajadiningrat, Caroline Hummels, et al.

    Pages 7-17

  • The Thing and I: Understanding the Relationship Between User and Product

    Marc Hassenzahl

    Pages 31-42

  • Making Sense of Experience

    Peter Wright, John McCarthy, Lisa Meekison

    Pages 43-53

  • Enjoyment: Lessons from Karasek

    Petter Bae Brandtzæg, Asbjørn Følstad, Jan Heim

    Pages 55-65

  • The Enchantments of Technology

    John C. McCarthy, Peter C. Wright

    Pages 81-90

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eBook $149.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-2966-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Funology
Book Subtitle
From Usability to Enjoyment
Editors
  • M.A. Blythe
  • K. Overbeeke
  • A.F. Monk
  • P.C. Wright
Series Title
Human–Computer Interaction Series
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-2967-7
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-2967-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1252-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-2966-0
Series ISSN
1571-5035
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 293
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