1st Edition

Intuitive Interaction Research and Application

Edited By Alethea Blackler Copyright 2019
    248 Pages 27 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book explores recent research in intuitive interaction worldwide by a range of leading academics and practitioners in the field. It builds on past work as it ventures into new areas, such as how users perceive intuitiveness of an interface, how people experience intuitive interaction subjectively, and how we can use such understanding to design more engaging experiences. The book addresses how intuitive interaction is understood in different academic disciplines and how it has been researched in various parts of the world over the last 18 years. It covers how intuitive interaction can be applied in different contexts, like large scale urban installations, the developing world, in older populations, and in various industry applications.


    • Presents varied approaches to intuitive interaction research and application
    • Illustrates how to understand and apply intuitive interaction to interfaces
    • Provides a mix of academic and industry perspectives
    • Explores a variety of contexts for application of intuitive interaction
    • Encompasses design, IT, business, and psychological approaches

    PART I Intuitive Interaction Theory and Context

    Chapter 1 Intuitive Interaction: An Overview

    [Alethea Blackler]

    Chapter 2 Perspectives on the Nature of Intuitive Interaction

    [Alethea Blackler, Shital Desai, Mitchell McEwan,

    Vesna Popovic, and Sarah Diefenbach]

    Chapter 3 Cognitively Describing Intuitive Interactions

    [Mary L. Still and Jeremiah D. Still]

    PART II Research and Findings in Intuitive Interaction

    Chapter 4 Research Methods for Intuitive Interaction

    [Alethea Blackler, Vesna Popovic, and Shital Desai]

    Chapter 5 Lessons on Intuitive Usage from Everyday Technology

    Interactions among Younger and Older People

    [Marita A. O’Brien]

    Chapter 6 Adaptable Interface Framework for Intuitively Learnable

    Product Interfaces for People with Diverse Capabilities

    [Gudur Raghavendra Reddy, Alethea Blackler,

    and Vesna Popovic]

    Chapter 7 Development of the Technology Acceptance

    Intuitive Interaction Model

    [Dan McAran]

    Chapter 8 Intuitive Interaction from an Experiential Perspective:

    The Intuitivity Illusion and Other Phenomena

    [Stefan Tretter, Sarah Diefenbach,

    and Daniel Ullrich]

    PART III Applying Intuitive Interaction

    Chapter 9 City Context, Digital Content, and the Design of Intuitive

    Urban Interfaces

    [Luke Hespanhol]

    Chapter 10 Designing Intuitive Products in an Agile World

    [Sandrine Fischer]

    Chapter 11 Intuitive Interaction in Industry User Research:

    Context Is Everything

    [Jesyka M. Palmer, Temitope A. Ogunyoku,

    and Christopher R. Hammond]


    Professor Alethea Blackler (PhD) is a Professor of Industrial Design and Associate Director of QUT Design Lab at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. Her principle area of research interest is intuitive interaction, in which she is one of the world leaders. She pioneered the first empirical work in the field, and has published extensively on intuitive interaction. She has led a prestigious Australian Research Council Discovery project on Facilitating Intuitive Interaction for Older People. As a passionate advocate for users of all types of products, interfaces and systems, she is continuing work on developing design methodology for intuitive interaction as well as applying intuitive interaction into other areas, such as video gaming, children, navigation and expertise. She has been invited to give presentations internationally and is the recipient of several awards ([email protected]).