Exploring the Effects of Habits on User-product Interaction: An Incremental Approach

By Koray Gelmez.

Published by The International Journal of Designed Objects

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Habits shape one’s response towards a certain impact. More specifically, they influence the way of interaction between product and user. This paper proposes a theoretical understanding by establishing link between habitual behaviors and the user-product interaction. In the context of this paper, mobility, which is a hot topic in today’s societies, is chosen for the sample area. Therefore, this paper aims to develop a theory-based approach with the help of mobile devices as sample and explores the mobile devices within the light of literature on habits especially from sociology and psychology. The effects of habits on the user-product interaction -especially mobile devices- will be discussed after the related terms are introduced. Afterwards, the relationship between habits and user-product interaction as an incremental approach will be revealed with different examples.

Keywords: User-product Interaction, Habitual Behaviours, Mobility

The International Journal of Designed Objects, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp.33-40. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 448.043KB).

Koray Gelmez

Research Assistant, Department of Industrial Product Design, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

Koray is a Research Assistant and PhD Candidate in the Department of Industrial Product Design at Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey. He received his Bachelor degree from Department of Industrial Design at Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey in 2008 and his MSc. degree from the Department of Industrial Product Design at ITU in 2011. His research interests include design education, basic design education, perception and typography.