Visualization of Knowledge Domains in the User Experience

By Carlos Córdoba-Cely and Yadira Alatriste-Martínez.

Published by The International Journal of Visual Design

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This paper explores the research trends on User Experience (Ux) using different techniques of Visualizing Knowledge Domains (VDK). Through the ISI Web of Knowledge (WoK), 9 key authors were selected for Factor Analysis and Pathfinder Network (PFNETs). The goal of this document is to identify the main themes of empirical research in academic journals on Ux among 2005–2010. The results obtained show the existence of three research topics that focus in (1) artifact-oriented hedonic evaluation, (2) artifact-oriented utilitarian evaluation, and (3) user-oriented holistic evaluation. These topics are consistent with the needs of the new Experience Societies. We discuss the results.

Keywords: User Experience (Ux), Experience Design (xD), Experience Society, Visualizing Knowledge Domains (VKD), Author Co-citation Analysis (ACA), Pathfinder Network (PFNETs), Factor Analysis

The International Journal of Visual Design, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp.15-26. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.190MB).

Prof. Carlos Córdoba-Cely

Associate Professor, Design Department, University of Nariño, Pasto, Colombia

Associate professor in the design department at the University of Nariño (Colombia). Currently doing doctoral studies at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain) in multimedia engineering about user experience in learning systems.

Prof. Yadira Alatriste-Martínez

Professor, Design Department, Metropolitan Autonomus University, Mexico City, Mexico

Professor of design department at the Metropolitan Autonomus University, México City (Mexico). Currently doing doctoral studies at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain) in multimedia engineering about living lab and user experience.