The Hankie Probe: A Materialistic Approach to Mobile UX Research

Leitner, Michael, Cockton, Gilbert, Yee, Joyce and Greenough, Thomas (2012) The Hankie Probe: A Materialistic Approach to Mobile UX Research. In: CHI 2012 (ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems), 5-10 May 2012, Austin, Texas.

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Mobile user experience (UX) research can benefit from unexplored opportunities from theory and practice. Contemporary sociology has developed sophisticated understandings of mobilities that can expand the scope of mobile HCI research. At the same time, we need to extend the scope of mobile experience beyond its current main foci on the portable device and moments of experience. We report the interim results of exploratory pilot studies of a fabric based probe that has been developed to extend the scope of mobile experience research both theoretically and in the range of insights that can be collected in mobile user studies. We report our initial experiences with a 'hankie' (handkerchief) probe that aims to gather rich usage and experience insights for early stages of design.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: mobile UX, mobility, methods, materials
Subjects: W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2012 14:36
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 13:30

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