Research Output

My Grandfather's iPod: an investigation of emotional attachment to digital and non-digital artefacts.

  Motivation -- to explore the nature and dimensions of attachment to digital and non-digital artefacts and explicate any differences in emotional attachment between digital and non-digital artefacts.

Research approach -- Repertory grid based study

Findings/Design -- no clear distinctions between attachment to digital and non-digital artefacts

Research limitations/Implications -- need to explore the underlying factors further in particular in relation to age and gender

Originality/Value -- complements earlier reported studies which suggest that digital artefacts are much less likely to afford attachment

Take away message -- digital artefacts do not pose unique challenges for sustainable interaction design

  • Date:

    30 November 2010

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    ACM

  • DOI:

    10.1145/2074712.2074742

  • Library of Congress:

    QA76 Computer software

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    004 Data processing & computer science

Citation

Turner, P. & Turner, S. (2010). My Grandfather's iPod: an investigation of emotional attachment to digital and non-digital artefacts. In ECCE '11 Proceedings of the 29th Annual European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, 149-156. doi:10.1145/2074712.2074742. ISBN 978-1-4503-1029-1

Authors

Keywords

iPod; attachment; artefacts; digital; non-digital; sustainable interaction design;

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