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Löwgren, Jonas

Five things I believe about the aesthetics of interaction design

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1. It makes little sense to talk about "visual aesthetics" as an isolated modality.
2. The genre determines the aesthetic qualities.
3. Aesthetic is not equal to good, pleasant, pretty, or nice.
4. Aesthetic experience is connected with intellectual deliberation as much as with immediate, "visceral" response.
5. We need holistic, interpretative approaches to dealing with aesthetics in interaction design.

These five beliefs are introduced and substantiated by means of examples and argumentation.

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  author =	{L\"{o}wgren, Jonas},
  title =	{{Five things I believe about the aesthetics of interaction design}},
  booktitle =	{The Study of Visual Aesthetics in Human-Computer Interaction},
  pages =	{1--8},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings (DagSemProc)},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  year =	{2008},
  volume =	{8292},
  editor =	{Marc Hassenzahl and Gitte Lindgaard and Axel Platz and Noam Tractinsky},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-16234},
  doi =		{10.4230/DagSemProc.08292.4},
  annote =	{Keywords: Aesthetics, interaction design}

Keywords: Aesthetics, interaction design
Collection: 08292 - The Study of Visual Aesthetics in Human-Computer Interaction
Issue Date: 2008
Date of publication: 24.10.2008

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