Beyond the Function: Exploring the Presence of Material Books
|關鍵字:||電子書;存在感;使用者經驗;文化探針;扎根理論;ebook;presence;user experience;culture probe;grounded theory|
With the development of the human beings’ history, artifacts which reflect the cultures, societies, religions and lives of contemporary people have been evaluating continually. Hence, artifacts have become the important references of related studies issues. However, the appearances and characters of artifacts are changed because of the advancement of technology. The new digital objects have changed the current ways we interact with traditional artifacts, and the symbols of traditional artifacts which have been developed during hundred years are replaced and eliminated gradually. In recent years, the proposing of ebook readers and Tablets seems that the epoch of digital books is coming. Researchers and designers have proposed related issues of “function” aspect such as the effects of screen layout, or the simulative interactions on digital device. However, there are few studies which propose design issues of ebooks based on the relation between people and physical books in HCI. The aim of this thesis is to propose design implications which are produces from the research of the relationship between physical books and people for future ebook design. This thesis adopts the culture probe, semi-structure interview, grounded theory and work model to make the participants re-experience and share the contexts after self-documenting. Then, the relationship between physical books, artifacts and people is revealed through the processes of data dissolving, comparing and reorganizing. Finally, the core pattern of books’ interaction and the structure of books’ presence are proposed. The result indicates that the core pattern of interaction between physical books and people are consisted with three key phenomena which are reflected to the three main interactions: “social interaction”, “collection” and “reading” named “expectation”, “possession” and “satisfaction”. These phenomena are affecting each other in a linear and two-way process. Besides, the whole process is linked and maintained by the core concept named “acceptance”. Physical books have several characters under these interactions: books are the paragons of the future; books are thought as experience recorders and triggers; books are the extensions of personal characteristics. Therefore, the presence proposed in this thesis is considered as the performance which is extruded by the forces from social interaction and reading of collection. Based on the arguments above, the design implications for future ebook design are suggested that (a) The ideal e-book should provide personalization and high control to meet the various demands of users such as reflecting the reading habits, (b) different collection preferences, (c) substantial representation, and (d) connection of communities. These design implications including the three interactions lead the interaction designers, interface designers and service providers a distinct and flexible way for ebooks design.
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