Open Access Dissertation
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
College of Technology
Polly Buchanan, PhD - Chair
Daniel Fields, PhD - Member
Thomas A. Schmitt, PhD - Member
The purpose of this research was to test the applicability of Rogers’ theory of innovation diffusion as it relates to measuring the perceived attributes of innovations of capacitive switch technology in user interface controls. This study used a Likert scale to collect data on the following perceived attributes of innovation including relative advantage, compatibility, trialability, demonstrability, visibility, ease of use, image, voluntariness, perceived risk, and perceived resources as outlined by Rogers (1995), Moore and Benbasat (1991), and Dupagne and Driscoll (2005). Results indicated whether a consumer is willing to accept capacitive switch innovation in industrially designed user interface controls.
Stachewicz, Aaron B., "Measuring the perceived attributes of innovation: A study of capacitive switch technology in industrially designed user interface controls" (2011). Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations. 359.