Design for aesthetics: interactions of design variables and aesthetic properties

Pham, Binh L. (1999) Design for aesthetics: interactions of design variables and aesthetic properties. In of SPIE IS&T/SPIE 11th Annual Symposium - Electronic Imaging '99, January 1999, San Jose, USA.

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This paper proposed a systematic approach for exploring the interactions of aesthetic properties and design variables, by integrating knowledge from other fields such as philosophy, psychology and arts. Commonly-accepted aesthetic properties and language terms used for evaluation and criticism are first discussed and a common set of nine principles for achieving aesthetic products in a number of creative disciplines is identified. We then analyse the way these principles influence product characteristics and extract concrete and computable properties of products that may be varied to induce different aesthetic judgements and responses.

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ID Code: 2047
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: computer, aided design, design for aesthetics, aesthetic factors
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Computer Graphics (080103)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 SPIE The International Society for Optical Engineering
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