The Influence of Interface Metaphor Entailments on Application Functionality Expectations
In this study, I investigated whether the entailments that interface metaphors provide have an influence on the expectations users have about the applications' functionality and if the user's subjective computer experience plays a role in these expectations. A survey was conducted where respondents assigned a value to different application designs, asked about the reason for any value differences and about their subjective computer experience. The findings from the survey do not support the hypothesis that older interface metaphors makes users think the application will have limited functionality.
Vincent Vijn, "The Influence of Interface Metaphor Entailments on Application Functionality Expectations", Master's Thesis for the Media Technology programme, Leiden University (The Netherlands), 2013