Users' understanding of fun in consumer products

Cila N., Erbug C., Sener B.

Annual Meeting of the Ergonomics-Society, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 01 April 2007, pp.291-296 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Nottingham
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Page Numbers: pp.291-296
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper aims to provide an overall picture of fun in product design by analysing users' understanding of fun and comparing the findings with the related human-computer interaction (HCI) literature. The results reveal that users interpret fun from many different viewpoints, which can be categorized under four subject headings: functional qualities, enchanting qualities, visual qualities and metaphorical qualities. These keyword categories constitute a valuable database for product designers to understand users' perception and expectations in relation to fun, and are suggested as helpful for designing fun products that expansively fulfil users' needs.