Beauty & Interaction Design

by Luke Wroblewski April 13, 2004

The conference summary page from IA Summit 2004 pointed me to the work of Uday Gajendar from the Usability and Interface Design Group at Oracle. Some interesting writings by Uday:

Design for Beauty: Exploring the Human Experience of Interaction Design: My thesis sought to understand the concept of beauty as a value of human-product interactions in daily experience. Beauty is typically associated with aesthetics and nature, but can the experience of a digital product, like a cell phone or a website, be characterized as beautiful?

Beauty in Design: From Aesthetic Value to Experiential Quality: This paper suggests how beauty may relate to user experience, as an expression of the form and function of a product. The goal of providing a positive user experience intensifies as the environment of human activity is shaped by electronic, multifunctional products and services...

And more.