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1st Edition

Intuitive Interaction
Research and Application

Edited By

Alethea Blackler

ISBN 9781138053977
Published July 3, 2018 by CRC Press
248 Pages 27 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

Table of Contents

PART I Intuitive Interaction Theory and Context Chapter 1 Intuitive Interaction: An Overview Chapter 2 Perspectives on the Nature of Intuitive Interaction Chapter 3 Cognitively Describing Intuitive Interactions PART II Research and Findings in Intuitive Interaction Chapter 4 Research Methods for Intuitive Interaction Chapter 5 Lessons on Intuitive Usage from Everyday Technology Interactions among Younger and Older People Chapter 6 Adaptable Interface Framework for Intuitively Learnable Product Interfaces for People with Diverse Capabilities Chapter 7 Development of the Technology Acceptance Intuitive Interaction Model Chapter 8 Intuitive Interaction from an Experiential Perspective: The Intuitivity Illusion and Other Phenomena PART III Applying Intuitive Interaction Chapter 9 City Context, Digital Content, and the Design of Intuitive Urban Interfaces Chapter 10 Designing Intuitive Products in an Agile World Chapter 11 Intuitive Interaction in Industry User Research: Context Is Everything

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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]).