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Moving forward: conceptualizing comfort in information sources for enthusiast cyclists.

Jonathan Dorey and Catherine Guastavino

ASIST 2011 Annual Meeting
New Orleans, LA, October 9-12, 2011


Summary

This research aims to identify how the notion of comfort in the context of bicycling is conveyed in an American bicycling magazine and online forum. A holistic approach to comfort was used to go beyond the generally-accepted definition, which focuses on vibrations, and identify associated concepts and situations relevant to study comfort for enthusiasts cyclists. We also compare the different conceptualizations derived from the analysis of the specialized magazine and the online forums posts.


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