Design Aesthetics: Principles of Pleasure in Design
Hekkert, Paul, Psychology Science
In this paper I propose that only part of our experience of events, and products in particular, should be coined aesthetic. This part, the aesthetic experience, is restricted to the (dis)pleasure that results from sensory perception. The main part of the paper is devoted to explaining why we experience certain things as gratifying to our senses. Following thinking in evolutionary psychology, it is argued that we aesthetically prefer environmental patterns and features that are beneficial for the development of the senses' functioning and our survival in general. Four general principles of aesthetic pleasure, operating across the senses, can be explained on the basis of …
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Publication information: Article title: Design Aesthetics: Principles of Pleasure in Design. Contributors: Hekkert, Paul - Author. Journal title: Psychology Science. Volume: 48. Issue: 2 Publication date: April 1, 2006. Page number: 157+. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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