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|On the pile. Posted on 02/08/2002.
I've run across a bunch of stuff that deserves my reading time, when I can devote it...
Chad points the world to a PDF on "The Jack Principles" (just fill out the form), a paper explaining the interaction design underpinnings of the game "You Don't Know Jack." Anyone who has played the game is familiar with it's seductive game play. As it happens, YDKJ was a subject in one of the first things I ever posted to peterme.com.
Chad also points to the first three chapters of an upcoming book on interaction design.
The kids over at xblog directed our attention to "Aesthetics and Usability", an academic paper loaded with good stuff. It brought to my mind Andrew Dillon's research, and checking out Andy's home page, I saw that he has published in draft form a paper titled "Power, Perception and Performance: From Usability Engineering to Technology Acceptance with the P3 Model of User Response", which, among many other things, looks at how aesthetics influence a user's acceptance of a product.
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Actually, it's Ch. 1, 6 and 10. *And*, if you do some basic URL hacking, i.e. substituting numbers where the 1, 6 and 10 are, you can stumble on 2 more chapters.
Posted by Michael Fry @ 02/11/2002 08:04 AM PST [link to this comment]
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