PsychNology Journal, Volume 10, Number 1, 23 – 38

The Design of Web Sites Adaptable to Emotion-related Aspects

Giuditta Gugliotta, Fabio Paterno' 


In this paper, we discuss an approach to designing Web sites, which can be adapted to emotion-related aspects. We present a set of design criteria that have been identified for this purpose and show how they have been applied to a specific case study: an adaptable Web site for e-readings. The Web site has been designed for supporting four versions of users interfaces, which correspond to different emotions in order to better support user experience. We also report on the user tests that have been carried out for this work.

KEYWORDS: User Experience Guidelines, Web Sites, User Interface Adaptation

Gugliotta G., Paternò F.  (2012). The Design of Web Sites Adaptable to Emotion-related Aspects. PsychNology Journal, 10(1), 23 - 38. Retrieved [month] [day], [year], from

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