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Sascha Steinmann

The Role of Color Contrast and Predominant Primary Color of Icons for Mobile Gaming Apps in Influencing User Reactions

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  • Sascha Steinmann
  • Robér Rollin, University of Siegen, Germany
  • Hanna Schramm-Klein, University of Siegen, Germany
  • Gunnar Mau, University of Siegen, Germany
  • Gerhard Wagner, University of Siegen, Germany
In the past years a huge market for mobile applications has evolved and it is to be expected that this market will considerably grow in the future. Within this market mobile gaming apps are the most important category. Mobile games have accounted for 30.9% of the mobile content market in the U.S. in 2015. Given this enormous potential of mobile gaming apps it is interesting that little is known about the crucial success factors for mobile games. In this paper we investigate the impact of the icon color contrast (analogous contrast vs. complementary contrast, and of the predominant primary icon color (yellow vs. red vs. blue) on user-related outcome variables. The results reveal that an analogous color contrast positively influences the users’ experienced emotions, attitude towards the icon, icon personality, and download intention and that these variables are not affected by the predominant primary color of the icon.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2016
Number of pages20
Publication year2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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