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I did my master's thesis on Emotional Design with Prof. Pieter Desmet in TUDelft. He has several methodologies including the Premo http://studiolab.ide.tudelft.nl/studiolab/desmet/premo/ I am sure Pieter's work and related references will help you a lot with this. For my project, I used more quantitative methods based on the need of the research. Very ...


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Some general pointers (not sure about the literature that is out there) and hopefully people can build on some of the things I have listed here: Usability Testing If you are talking about a usability test then you should be focusing on goals and tasks first and understand the success rate. I suspect that people's emotions would be affected by how usable ...


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To "like" something has different connotations to "up-voting" something. They are similar and in many ways overlapping but you should choose the one that suits the mental model you want your users to have of your system. Likes tend towards being a property of a user. i.e. a user is recording their personal preferences. Up-votes tend towards being a ...


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Are you providing quality photoshop-tutorials or videos of cats? :] I think it all depends on your target audience and adressing them in a way (as researched) appropiate. Next to that I believe it's content related so what do you know about the content of the videos? Are they recreational or educational? If it's recreational you might want to go for ...


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Short answer: In text format user view (read) it letter by letter, while videos/graphs are graphical representation of data, where they view it as a whole. Long answer: Let us consider a inventory management system; there is requirement to show a lot of data, like inventory inventory in stock, pricing, product-wise sales etc. Now if these are represented in ...


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I was interested particularly on the effects on children and brain development. As you mentioned studies are hard to come by. Longitudinal studies take time and touch devices have only recently become commonly available. The studies that have been done seem to vary in their responses. My understanding was overall research shows no significant benefit on ...


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I think it's indisputable that something is lost in eliminating tactile feedback completely; the market for tactile control surfaces for music-making and games testifies to this. When you use an on-screen keyboard or control pad, you're constantly expending a certain amount of cognitive effort to control the position of your hands, which would be reduced or ...


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Only wear dotted shirts when testing ;-) As described (in Wikipdia), the Halo effect affects "the observer", but in a testing situation, there's an observer (or moderator) and a tester. The observer is probably you (if you ask this qeustion here), but I assume you are worrying that the tester is looking at some "stripes" and will report "wrong" results. ...



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