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The evaluation of qualitative methods selection in the field of design and emotion Cara Wrigley, Rafael Gomez, Vesna Popovic

Cara Wrigley , Rafael Gomez , Vesna Popovic

The aim of this paper is to aid researchers in selecting appropriate qualitative methods in order to develop and improve future studies in the field of emotional design. These include observations, think-aloud protocols, questionnaires, diaries and interviews. Based on the authors? experiences, it is proposed that the methods under review can be successfully used for collecting data on emotional responses to evaluate user product relationships. This paper reviews the methods; discusses the suitability, advantages and challenges in relation to design and emotion studies. Furthermore, the paper outlines the potential impact of technology on the application of these methods, discusses the implications of these methods for emotion research and concludes with recommendations for future work in this area.


emotion design methodologies, emotional design, interaction design