The dimensions of users' fun experiences with consumer products

Cila, Nazlı
User experience (UX) is a multi-dimensional user-product interaction involving positive and emotional usage. Fun experience is a component of UX which maintains distinctive dimensions. In this study these dimensions of the fun concept, namely the nature of the experience, the qualities of products that take place in the experience, and the emotional content of the fun experiences are investigated. The thesis is supported by arguments collected from the literature and the data from two empirical studies.


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Citation Formats
N. Cila, “The dimensions of users’ fun experiences with consumer products,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2008.