Age-related differences in factors contributing to affective experiences among Japanese adults

Qin Tang, Wendy Rogers, Hiroyuki Umemuro

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Abstract

People's needs for products and services providing affective experiences continue to grow. Previous studies have made initial attempts at clarifying affective factors contributing to the generation of affects among Japanese participants. However, those studies focused only on younger adults. Given that most products are designed for a wide range of users, it is important to determine whether results obtained among Japanese younger adults generalize to broader populations including older adults. The purpose of this study was to explore the difference in factor structures of affective factors among Japanese older and younger adults. This study also explored how people's affective responses toward stimuli may vary across ages. A questionnaire-based investigation was conducted with both younger and older adults in Japan. Results indicated that affective responses elicited by the same stimulus varied across age groups. Younger and older adults' affects were evoked in different ways while participants' perceptions toward the same stimulus also varied across age groups. The result of this study would help designers to design products or services that elicit target users' affects more effectively according to the characteristics of younger and older adults as target users.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUniversal Access in Human-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationUser and Context Diversity - 7th International Conference, UAHCI 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013, Proceedings
Pages424-433
Number of pages10
EditionPART 2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction: Design Methods, Tools, and Interaction Techniques for eInclusion, UAHCI 2013, Held as Part of 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2013 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Jul 21 2013Jul 26 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume8010 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other7th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction: Design Methods, Tools, and Interaction Techniques for eInclusion, UAHCI 2013, Held as Part of 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2013
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period7/21/137/26/13

Keywords

  • affect
  • affective experiences
  • aging
  • design
  • product
  • service

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Tang, Q., Rogers, W., & Umemuro, H. (2013). Age-related differences in factors contributing to affective experiences among Japanese adults. In Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction: User and Context Diversity - 7th International Conference, UAHCI 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013, Proceedings (PART 2 ed., pp. 424-433). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8010 LNCS, No. PART 2). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39191-0_47