Universal Principles of Design

Read these to prepare for class discussion

  1. Universal principles of design
    The Principle of Aesthetic-Usability Effect, 20
  2. Universal principles of design
    The Principle of Performance versus Preference, 180
  3. Universal principles of design
    The Principle of Symmetry, 234
  4. a relevant article from the Nielsen Norman Group
    Charrettes: Half Inspiration, Half Buy-In
  5. Wright, P., Wallace, J., & McCarthy, J. (2008). Aesthetics and experience-centered design. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human interaction, 15(4), Article 18.
  6. 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.
  7. 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

Kahn, P., & Lenk, K. (1998). Principles of typography for user interface design. interactions, 5(6), 15-29.

Shubin, H., Falck, D. & Johansen, A. (July 01, 1996). Exploring color in interface design: hypermedia, human augmentation, and the Web. Interactions, 3, 4, 36-48.