I have read Don Normans book and this was my starting block. I am
taking a slightly different route as I am examining the effects of a
specific area of creativity (divergent thinking and functional
fixedness) where by a person can see relatedness between seemingly
unrelated concepts. This ability is important when someone is
searching and performing some sort of classification task.
For this reason I require I classification task, perhaps a website
with a poor IA.
I am measuring mood by using the PANAS (Positive and negative affect
scales) which are well respected and used reasonably regularly in
academic papers. There are other scales, but I believe these to be the
most suitable for my purposes. All mood measures of course have pros
Just to add, I am influencing mood by using sounds, smell and images
taken from the International affective picture system. Much research
has been carried out by Alice Isen into how to induce positive affect
and the link between positive affect and creativity.
I want to see how this relates to interaction and more specifically
searching and classification tasks.
On 08/08/05, abc zyx <wasere05 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am conducting a study with the aim of examining the link between > Positive Affect (good mood) and interaction. The hypothesis is that > someone in a good mood will be more creative and will perceive a > particularly difficult system as easier to use compared to someone who > is not in a good mood. > > I am mailing to the list, as I was wondering if anyone knows any > particularly difficult or unusable websites or tasks on applications > that I could use in my experiments. > > Also if anyone knows of any literature that is looking at this subject > then that would be usefull to. > > Thanks for any help you can give me and any links to unusable sites > will be greatly appreciated > > Thanks >