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Experience with Technology

Dynamics of User Experience with Mobile Media Devices


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Ali al-Azzawi
    Pages 1-6
  3. Ali al-Azzawi
    Pages 7-29
  4. Ali al-Azzawi
    Pages 31-57
  5. Ali al-Azzawi
    Pages 59-79
  6. Ali al-Azzawi
    Pages 81-104
  7. Ali al-Azzawi
    Pages 105-123
  8. Ali al-Azzawi
    Pages 125-132
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 133-142

About this book


With a focus on gaining an empirically derived understanding of the underlying psychological dimensions and processes behind people’s experiences with technology, this book contributes to the debate of user experience (UX) within several disciplines, including HCI, design and marketing. It analyses UX dynamics at various time scales, and explores the very nature of time and meaning in the context of UX.

Experience with Technology uses personal construct theory (PCT) as a theoretical and methodological starting point to this project. Major case-studies are described that examine people’s experiences with mobile media devices. The results show a group of super-ordinate constructs that, upon interaction, undergo a change in the way they vary and relate to each other, as well as the development of a high reliability UX-Scale.

The book concludes by proposing the ICE (Interaction, Construction, and Evaluation) model of UX that consolidates its findings into a workable framework of UX. The proposed framework will be of particular use to designers and practitioners, and forms an empirically grounded starting point for further research.


Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Mobile Device Usability Multiple Sorting Procedure (MSP) Personal Construct Theory (PCT) Phenomenology Sense Making UX-Scale User Experience (UX) User Experience Dynamics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of Surrey Digital World Research CentreGuildfordUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Experience with Technology
  • Book Subtitle Dynamics of User Experience with Mobile Media Devices
  • Authors Ali al-Azzawi
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Computer Science
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs Computer Sci.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-5396-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4471-5397-9
  • Series ISSN 2191-5768
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-5776
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 142
  • Number of Illustrations 55 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction
    Psychological Methods/Evaluation
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From the reviews:

“The book’s main results address three important topics. The first is the conceptualization of the technology, or the way people interpret it. The author then investigates the dynamics of user experience, followed by his proposal of an original model for user experience. … this book addresses a topic of high interest in an age of tremendous technological development: user experience. … this book may be more useful to design/marketing people … .” (D. Grigoras, Computing Reviews, May, 2014)