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User experience study of wearable devices among young people

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Author: Zhang, Pan1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Department of Information Processing Science, Information Processing Science
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Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Oulu : P. Zhang, 2018
Publish Date: 2018-05-09
Thesis type: Master's thesis
Tutor: Molin-Juustila, Tonja
Reviewer: Rajanen, Mikko
Molin-Juustila, Tonja
As the prevalence of wearable devices grows, it is more and more common to apply wearable devices in multiple real-life context. User experience is of great importance in both HCI and non-functional perspectives, especially on wearable device, which is rather intimate with its users and the screen of which is relatively small. This study aims at finding factors of user experience for the development of future wrist-worn wearable devices. This study is a qualitative study designed to investigate the perspective of user experience towards wearable device among young people, which takes an important part in wearable devices users. Thematic interviews were conducted among young people between 20 to 32 years old, in order to find out their experience with wearable devices, feelings towards wearables, and anticipation towards future wearables. Data collected were analyzed and extracted into codes and categories with content analysis. Interviewees were of both genders in two different country and three different nationality. The results indicated five factors in user experience design of wearable devices.
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