15.Visual Design Principles and Aesthetics

Read these to prepare for class discussion

  1. Universal principles of design
    Aesthetic-Usability Effect, 20
    Performance versus Preference, 180
    Symmetry, 234
  2. Wright, P., Wallace, J., & McCarthy, J. (2008).
    Aesthetics and experience-centered design.
    ACM Transactions on Computer-Human interaction, 15(4), Article 18.
  3. van Schaik, P., & Ling, J. (2009).
    The role of context in perceptions of the aesthetics of Web pages over time.
    International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 67(1), 79-89.
  4. Norman, D.A. (2008).
    Signifiers, not affordances [Opinion: The way I see it].
    interactions, 15(6), 18-19.

Optional readings which may come up in class discussions