- Affective aspects of interaction design are concerned with the
way interactive systems nake people respond in emotional ways.
- Well-designed interfaces can elicit good feelings in people.
- Aesthetically pleasing interfaces can be a pleasure to use.
- Expressive interfaces can provide reassuring feedback to users as
well as be informative and fun.
- Badly designed interfaces often make people frustrated and angry.
- Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human qualities to
objects. An increasingly popular form of anthropomorphism is to
create agents and other virtual characters as part of an
- People are more accepting of believable interface agents.
- People often prefer simple cartoon-like agents to those that
attempt to be humanlike.
From: Preece, J., Rogers, Y., Sharp, H. (2002), Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction, New York: Wiley