Purpose - This paper aims to explore users' perception of, and then intention toward using, e-book devices as new reading devices, based upon an integrated technology acceptance model (TAM), reading engagement based upon flow theory and readability. The recent introduction of e-book devices has drastically changed the way people access and use reading content. However, few studies have explored the impact of reading experience on acceptance of e-book devices. Design/methodology/approach - A total of 219 participants participated in a survey after using e-book devices to analyze the research model. Findings - This study confirmed the crucial roles played by viewing experience, perceived mobility, perceived behavioral control, skill and readability. Also perceived usefulness and text satisfaction were found to have a positive and significant association with acceptance of e-book devices. Research limitations/implications - Implications and suggestions for researchers and manufacturers are also addressed in the present study. Originality/value - The current study focused on how actual reading experiences using e-book devices influences acceptance of e-book devices, through the triangular integrated model of TAM, reading engagement and readability features, and investigating users' reading experience on the basis of responses to the characteristics of e-book devices.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science Applications
- Library and Information Sciences