In this paper, we investigate the interplay between unity-variety, and novelty-typicality in relation to the beauty experienced in the movements performed while interacting with a product. We conducted a study that explored how these factors affect the aesthetic pleasure elicited from interaction. Results showed that novelty and typicality jointly explained aesthetic pleasure: People derive aesthetic pleasure from interactions that offer a feeling of doing things in a new way within the boundaries of familiarity. Regarding unity-in-variety, we found out that it does not matter how varied the interaction with a product is, as long as this variety combines into a unified, coherent experience of the interaction. The findings are discussed in light of a dual impulses model of aesthetic experience and aesthetics principles of interaction design.
|Title of host publication||Design and semantics of form and movement (DeSForM 2015)|
|Subtitle of host publication||aesthetics of interaction: dynamic, multisensory, wise|
|Editors||Lin-Li Chen, Tom Djajadiningrat, Loe Feijs, Jun Hu, Steven Kyffin, Lucia Rampino, Edgar Rodriguez, Dagmar Steffen|
|Place of Publication||Eindhoven|
|ISBN (Print)||ISBN 978 88 6493 031 2|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|