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Calls for Interaction: The More the Better? User Experience of 3D Carousel and Additional Interaction Techniques

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We perform a user study to investigate the psychological consequences of adding interaction techniques to the interface. In a between-subjects experiment (N = 143), we explore how (i) variations in sheer number of interaction techniques and (ii) addition of a novel technique, i.e., 3D carousel, influence the volume of users’ actions, their memory, perceptions of interactivity, as well as their attitudes and behaviors toward a website. Power usage is examined as a potential moderator. First-cut findings from self-reports and log data indicate that the 3D carousel feature has a strong impact on user experience, both positive and negative. It also moderates the curvilinear effect of adding traditional interaction techniques to the interface.


  • Interaction Techniques
  • 3D carousel
  • user experience
  • user engagement


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Sundar, S.S., Bellur, S., Oh, J., Jia, H. (2011). Calls for Interaction: The More the Better? User Experience of 3D Carousel and Additional Interaction Techniques. In: Campos, P., Graham, N., Jorge, J., Nunes, N., Palanque, P., Winckler, M. (eds) Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2011. INTERACT 2011. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6949. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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