Elisa Mekler (Aalto University): Meaningful User Experience

User experience (UX) research has expanded our understanding of what makes human-computer interaction “good", often focusing on pragmatic, e.

g., effectiveness and usability, as well as hedonic aspects of use, such as fun. However, despite being frequently mentioned in HCI work, people’s experiences of meaningfulness when interacting with technology have rarely been directly explored. Drawing from philosophy and empirical methods in positive psychology, our work explores the notion of eudaimonia and its distinction from the hedonic as a complementary approach to analyzing UX.


Aalto Heldig DH Pizza seminar, Friday 18 October at 12.00 (Aalto CS, B121)