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Evaluation of Setup Procedures on Mobile Devices Based on Users’ Initial Experience

Wollner, PKA and Goldhaber, T and Mieczakowski, AK and Langdon, PM and Hosking, IM and Clarkson, PJ Evaluation of Setup Procedures on Mobile Devices Based on Users’ Initial Experience. In: NordDesign 2012, 2012-8-22 to 2012-8-24, Aalborg, Denmark. (Unpublished)

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Users’ initial perceptions of their competence are key motivational factors for further use. However, initial tasks on a mobile operating system (OS) require setup procedures, which are currently largely inconsistent, do not provide users with clear, visible and immediate feedback on their actions, and require significant adjustment time for first-time users. This paper reports on a study with ten users, carried out to better understand how both prior experience and initial interaction with two touchscreen mobile interfaces (Apple iOS and Google Android) affected setup task performance and motivation. The results show that the reactions to setup on mobile interfaces appear to be partially dependent on which device was experienced first. Initial experience with lower-complexity devices improves performance on higher-complexity devices, but not vice versa. Based on these results, the paper proposes six guidelines for designers to design more intuitive and motivating user interfaces (UI) for setup procedures. The preliminary results indicate that these guidelines can contribute to the design of more inclusive mobile platforms and further work to validate these findings is proposed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions: Div C > Engineering Design
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 20:33
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2021 05:32