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Question 2: Study three examples that meet the Aesthetic-usability effect principal.
Item one: iPhone
The iPhone, so I have heard, are constantly making bad updates. In fact, I heard that every second new model is worse than the rest. It had not effected their sales, however, and people continue to buy their new phones. Why is this? My best friend has told me the 5c was the worst one she’s had. The battery life was horrible, and when she wanted to do the update, they made her delete all her apps. Instead of getting a new brand of phone, she just got the S5. She likes the design of the iPhone and it is easy for her to use.
Item two: The Laptop
Nowadays, you see more people on their laptops, rather than their computers. This is because a laptop is smaller, and you can actually carry it around. I know I barely use my computer, because being able to sit in the lounge room and watch a bit of television while I complete my assignments is better than sitting on a hard chair in my room, alone. A laptop also looks better. There is no cord hassle except for the charger.
Item three: Touch Screen.
When I got my first touch screen phone, I was no newbie to touch screen. I was still excited for it, though. Where I work, all our screens for taking orders on had touch screen. It is just easier to touch the screen on the thing you want, rather than pushing buttons or using a mouse cursor. Touch screen’s are also more time effective. Just a few taps on the screen and the work is done for you.
Question 1. Summarise.
In this article it talks about the better looking the product, the more likely it is to be used. Despite whether it is true or not, people seem to pick more-aesthetic designs over less-aesthetic because they look better and look easier to use. The same can be said about human attractiveness. Sometimes the better looking a person is the more people want to talk to them. (Lidwell, Holden, Butler, 2003). When a person has named their car it is the same as positive Aesthetic design. It is rare for people to do the same thing when they have negative attitudes towards them. A positive relationship with something can cause creativeness and better problem solving skills, whereas something with a negative relationship can cause the opposite. (Lidwell, Holden, Butler, 2003). Always aspire to create Aesthetic designs, since they look easier to use, are more popular, and help people with their problem solving skills, and creativeness.
On the Merriam-Webster (2014) site all the Aesthetic definitions talk about beauty. The saying, “what is beautiful, is usable,” depends on the user. There can also be a different judgement on the website, depending on the order the information is given. Even if it is the same sort of information (Sutcliffe, 2010).