April 28, 2005, 0:00
Those who deal with design should understand how cognition and emotion are united in aesthetic experience.
By Marcos Nahr
Everyone agrees that the ideal "formula" for the development of an interface design is done with the balance between knowledge and aesthetics. In addition to aspects such as information architecture, usability, navigation and content consistent, important for such projects, we know that aesthetic - the graphic treatment - plays an extremely important role.
In fact, the question of what is beautiful or not directly influence many aspects of our lives. In his book What is beautiful?, Gábor Paal attempts to situate the concept in the realm of aesthetics and knowledge.
While philosophers relate mainly to art and psychologists see it as sheer sensation of pleasure, to the layman aesthetics is simply a matter of taste.
Evolutionary biology tells us that the "ideals of beauty," the selective advantage they provide, have somehow programmed into our ...
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