Aesthetics and Interaction/Usability

29 Jul 2009 - 10:11pm
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Alan Ho
2009

I'm doing some study on the relevancy on Aesthetics to HCI, mainly
how Aesthetics can help improve usability of software.

Does anyone has any knowledge or would like to express their views on
this?

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29 Jul 2009 - 10:35pm
Mike Myles
2009

http://www.ixda.org/discuss.php?post=44186

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30 Jul 2009 - 1:39am
Itamar Medeiros
2006

Apart from the recent "Design & Emotion" work Don Norman has been
pushing forward (mentioned in the link Mike Myles just posted), I
would definitely recommend taking a look at the work of Noam
Tractinsky, from Ben-Gurion University:

http://www.ise.bgu.ac.il/faculty/noam/research/aesthetics.html

His paper "Aesthetics and Apparent Usability: Empirically Assessing
Cultural and Methodological Issues" (Tractinsky, N. 1997, CHI 97
Conference Proceedings, Atlanta, March 22-27, 1997, ACM, New York,
pp. 115-122) would still be a reference to me in terms of the
relationship between Aesthetics and Usability.

Cheers,

{ Itamar Medeiros } Information Designer
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30 Jul 2009 - 3:38pm
neylano
2007

Donald Norman has written about this.

Callie

Callie Neylan / Senior Interactive Designer / NPR / cneylan at npr.org / 202 513 3672

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