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IAT 432 March 28 2011 Aesthetics & Interface Criticism
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2 Defining Aesthetics • Comes from the Greek means sense-perception (Aisthesis). Aesthetics is about sensing, about creating artificial experiences and exploring how illusions function through materials • Materials: words, space, colors, movement, sound, paint, pixels, pages, musical instruments and other more graspable materials of art and in modern culture.
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3 Aesthetics in Industrial Design • Traditional approach Æ • Transferred to interfaces Æ appearance • Limits: neglects the dimensions of meaning making (representation) and context of use (interaction)
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4 Moving beyond aesthetic appearances …
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5 1. Aesthetics of Representation • How something (e.g., a piece of information, an abstract concept, an real object) is represented using a material or medium. • How representation is related to the material through which it is represented and to how representation is related to the cultural context in which it functions.
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8 2. Aesthetics of Interaction • Aesthetic is not just a property of an object, but are rooted in the human experience through use and the cultural context of that object • Aesthetics are a dependent on context of use • Experience may include emotional, affective, pleasure- related aspects and ideas of attractiveness … • Evaluation scope broadens in time and space
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Interface Criticism as an Evaluation Method • Goal: explore the aesthetic aspects of a user interface design • Approach: Humanities • Relies on: Semiotics • Type of method: Analytical; subjective; qualitative. • Process: Application of a set of criterion to an
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