Articles by Marc Hassenzahl

author photoDr. Hassenzahl is professor for Ubiquitous Design / Experience and Interaction at the University of Siegen, Germany. He combines his training in psychology with a love for interaction design and explores the theory and practice of designing pleasurable, meaningful and transforming interactive technologies.

A Personal Journey Through User Experience

The Beauty and the Cognitive Twenty years ago, it seemed as if functionalism had finally won. Back then, effective and efficient use had been the sole mission for practitioners of human-computer interaction (HCI). A sharp distinction was made between sober and elegant “tools” and gimmicky “toys”—the latter supposedly bloated with useless functionality and ornament. Supporting […] [Read More]