Openness to Experience: An HCI Experiment

Raafat George Saadé, Dennis Kira, Fassil Nebebe, Camille Otrakji
2006 Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology  
Today's market continues to introduce many and different information communications technologies. As a result, end users are faced with a variety of interfaces which they need to learn and use in a short period of time. The motivation to learn a new interface is subject to many variables most importantly is level of computer competencies, and openness to experience. The aim of this study was to explore end-users' overall computer competencies, competencies using software with graphical
more » ... s and openness to experiencing new software interfaces. In a controlled experiment, participants were asked to perform five tasks using an image editing icon based interface software for the first time. We identify possible personality trait construct in modeling better interfaces.
doi:10.28945/914 fatcat:wc65ljapq5hypiz7syynfptgky