Which design seems easy to use? An analysis of individual differences in mental models

Yukiko Nishizaki, Toshihisa Doi, Toshiki Yamaoka

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Abstract

We investigated whether the influence of age and individual differences in mental model construction level affect the evaluation of appearance and functionality when users select household electrical appliances based only on appearance. Results showed that older (age 66–80) adults emphasized usability more than young (age 20–34) adults did. Moreover, users with high proficiency in mental model construction focused more on usability than did those with less advanced mental models.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Affective and Pleasurable Design - Proceedings of the AHFE International Conference on Affective and Pleasurable Design, 2016
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages79-86
Number of pages8
Volume483
ISBN (Print)9783319416601
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Affective and Pleasurable Design, 2016 - Walt Disney World, United States
Duration: Jul 27 2016Jul 31 2016

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume483
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Affective and Pleasurable Design, 2016
CountryUnited States
CityWalt Disney World
Period7/27/167/31/16

Keywords

  • Age
  • Individual differences
  • Mental model
  • Usability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

Cite this

Nishizaki, Y., Doi, T., & Yamaoka, T. (2017). Which design seems easy to use? An analysis of individual differences in mental models. In Advances in Affective and Pleasurable Design - Proceedings of the AHFE International Conference on Affective and Pleasurable Design, 2016 (Vol. 483, pp. 79-86). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 483). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-41661-8_8