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

Turner, Phil and Turner, Susan (2011) 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. ACM , pp. 149-156. ISBN 978-1-4503-1029-1

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Abstract/Description

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

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 978-1-4503-1029-1
Uncontrolled Keywords: iPod; attachment; artefacts; digital; non-digital; sustainable interaction design;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 004 Data processing & computer science
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Item ID: 4594
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2011 16:47
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2013 16:06
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/4594

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