Smart devices have penetrated deeply into our daily lives. They have not only increased user convenience, but also changed the overall lifestyle of society. The objective of this study was to examine the change process of user experience through device classification and technology by generation. In order to achieve the objective, this study analyzed the purpose and pattern of using a device, which is a digital platform, and the input and output, which are the most important digital components for personal exclusiveness and interaction. The analysis results of this study showed that, in the past, the purpose of using a device was clear, a device was used in common, and a separate device was used for input and output. However, as devices evolved, users began to emphasize the fun aspect than the purpose of a device. As a result, personal exclusiveness has increased. Moreover, unlike devices in the past depending on separate input or output methods, devices are evolving to employ a method performing input and output using the five senses of people such as the touchscreen using a body part of a user, voice, and motion. This study evaluated how the overall experience of users, which was obtained through technology, has changed for each generation. Furthermore, this study proposed the future direction of device development by considering the user experience. It is believed that the results of this study will be useful for future studies on the overall experience of users who will use a range of smart devices, which will be released in the future.
User Experience;Smart Device;Digital Platform;Digital Component;Generational Change