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Author Heller, David
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract Many of us probably think of aesthetics as what makes something beautiful or pleasing; I know I do. But in looking it up, I find greater complexity than that: Merriam-Webster's Tenth Collegiate defines aesthetics as "a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of beauty, art, and taste and with the creation and appreciation of beauty." After reading David Heller's article, I found myself appreciating the depth to which aesthetics can go---it can extend far beneath an interface's presentation layer. Not only does beauty exist in the visual design, but David finds it in task flow, interaction, and behavior as well. In this Whiteboard, he shares his thinking about aesthetics and its role in interaction design, and encourages us to explore and assess the relationship more deeply and to integrate it into our professional approach.---Elizabeth Buie
Description Affiliation: IntraLinks, Inc. (Heller, David)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1999-03-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal interactions (INTR)
Volume Number 12
Issue Number 5
Page Count 3
Starting Page 48
Ending Page 50


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Source: ACM Digital Library