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Temporal dimensions of affect in user experience of digital news in the field

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademicMindtrek 2016 - Proceedings of the 20th International Academic Mindtrek Conference
ISBN (Electronic)9781450343671
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2016
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventMindtrek Conference -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …


ConferenceMindtrek Conference
Period1/01/00 → …


This paper examines temporal dimensions of affective experiences as part of user experience of digital news reading in field conditions in two case studies. The first study focused on user experience of novel browser optimized versions of news for tablet computers. The second study examined the experience of digital replicas. The participants were active readers of newspapers studied. The daily reporting of affect was done over the usage period of one week. The results of both studies showed that there are differences between positive and negative affect, in their dynamism over time and individual differences they captured. The amount of negative emotions was very low with small individual differences and it reduced over time. In contrast, positive affect indicated slightly positive user experience with larger amount of individual differences. Its main dynamism was expressed at the beginning of study.


  • Authentication, Browser, Digital news, Digital replica, Emotion, Reading, Tablet, User experience

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland