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      Should cool be a design goal?

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      27th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2013) (HCI)

      Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2013)

      9 - 13 September 2013

      Design, User Experience, Cool Technologies

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          Recently HCI researchers have taken an interest in the concept of cool and how it can be harnessed in the design process. This is due to cool’s potential positive impact on adoption and the wider user experience. In this paper we explore the concept of cool and the challenges faced in the study of cool in design. We highlight the lack of rigorous research and causal understanding of cool, the social nature of the concept, and the likely need of heavy marketing strategy to achieve such status as challenges to the setting of cool as a design goal. We propose that more needs to be understood about the behaviour of cool before it can be considered an appropriate design aim.

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                Contributors
                Conference
                September 2013
                September 2013
                : 1-5
                Affiliations
                HCI Centre

                University of Birmingham
                London Knowledge Lab

                Institute of Education
                Article
                10.14236/ewic/HCI2013.32
                © Benjamin R. Cowan et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. 27th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2013), Brunel University, London, UK

                This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

                27th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2013)
                HCI
                27
                Brunel University, London, UK
                9 - 13 September 2013
                Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
                Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2013)
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                Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
                Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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                Electronic Workshops in Computing

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