Journal article  Open Access

Understanding the transitions between web interfaces designed to stimulate specific emotions

Donati M., Mori G., Paternò F.

Transition styles  Information Systems  Affective Web  Software  Web user interface adaptation  Computer Networks and Communications  Human-Computer Interaction 

The main goal of this work is to understand how to obtain effective transitions when changing the Web user interfaces from one that stimulates negative affective states to one eliciting more positive emotions. The objective is to improve User eXperience (UX) and usability during the interaction. The transitions applied during the user interface adaptation seek to avoid undesired user disorientation, which can be a consequence of the change. A user study with 40 participants tested three types of transition solutions on a Web application: immediate (changes are applied abruptly all together), overview (changes are first previewed through a small window) and gradual (changes are progressively displayed directly on the interface). The overview and gradual transitions have been designed in such a way as to consider the design criteria used to stimulate specific emotions through the initial and final Web user interfaces. We report and discuss the results of the user test, which, amongst other findings, confirmed that users prefer the overview and gradual transitions.

Source: Universal access in the information society (Internet) 19 (2020): 391–407. doi:10.1007/s10209-019-00649-y

Publisher: Springer., Heidelberg, Germania

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BibTeX entry
	title = {Understanding the transitions between web interfaces designed to stimulate specific emotions},
	author = {Donati M. and Mori G. and Paternò F.},
	publisher = {Springer., Heidelberg, Germania},
	doi = {10.1007/s10209-019-00649-y},
	journal = {Universal access in the information society (Internet)},
	volume = {19},
	pages = {391–407},
	year = {2020}