This paper has a reflection about how to design digital environments that offer quality of experience to the user. It assumes that the user experience is the set of sensations, values and conclusions that the user gets from using equipment. The values coming from this interaction are not product of the functional experience, but also of the esthetical experience. The quality of this experience may be found in the result of the user goals, of the cultural variables and of the interface design. This article presents a brief discussion about the concept of user experience and after that presents the use of a hypermedia e-book as a pedagogical tool in a graduation course in Design and observations about this digital environment.


Design Hypermedia User experience Teaching-learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cristina Portugal
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  1. 1.Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil

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