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Barou, L. (author), Oikonomopoulou, F. (author), Bristogianni, T. (author), Veer, F.A. (author), Nijsse, R. (author)
This research investigates the potential of glass as a new design tool to highlight and safeguard our historic structures. Current restoration and conservation treatments with traditional materials bear the risk of conjecture between the original and new elements, whereas the high consolidation demands often result in visually invasive and...
journal article 2018
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Barou, L. (author), Oikonomopoulou, F. (author), Bristogianni, T. (author), Veer, F.A. (author), Nijsse, R. (author)
This research investigates the potential of glass as a new design tool to highlight and safeguard our historic structures. Current restoration and conservation treatments with traditional materials bear the risk of conjecture between the original and new elements, whereas the high consolidation demands often result in visually invasive and...
journal article 2018
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Barou, L. (author), Oikonomopoulou, F. (author), Bristogianni, T. (author), Veer, F.A. (author), Nijsse, R. (author)
This research investigates the potential of glass as a new design tool to highlight and safeguard our historic structures. Current restoration and conservation treatments with traditional materials bear the risk of conjecture between the original and new elements, whereas the high consolidation demands often result in visually invasive and...
conference paper 2018
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Roeser, S. (author), Alfano, V.R. (author), Nevejan, Caroline (author)
In this article, we explore the role that art can play in ethical reflection on risky and controversial technologies. New technologies often give rise to societal controversies about their potential risks and benefits. Over the last decades, social scientists, psychologists, and philosophers have criticized quantitative approaches to risk on...
journal article 2018
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Stone, T.W. (author)
Grounded in the practical problem of light pollution, this paper examines the aesthetic dimensions of urban and natural darkness, and its impact on how we perceive and evaluate nighttime lighting. It is argued that competing notions of the sublime, manifested through artificial illumination and the natural night sky respectively, reinforce a...
journal article 2018
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Post, R.A.G. (author), Nguyen, Tran (author), Hekkert, P.P.M. (author)
This research experimentally investigates whether Unity-in- Variety can account for the aesthetic appreciation of websites. In a first study we designed two sets of web pages, differing in layout style and content, to systematically and independently vary on both unity and variety via the design factors contrast and symmetry (for unity) and...
journal article 2017
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Joung, J.Y. (author), Badke-Schaub, P.G. (author)
Background Over the past decades a considerable number of studies have been done on the golden ratio and the relation between their aesthetics and design. These studies, after analyzing design icons with the golden ratio, seem to prove that the golden ratio is an important principle for good design. However, these studies mainly focused on...
journal article 2017
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Sauerwein, M. (author), Karana, E. (author), Rognoli, Valentina (author)
The use of materials derived from waste is one of the prominent ways to contribute to sustainable product design. However, there is a stark gap in literature concerning how people appraise such materials. In this paper, we present our initial attempts to understand the aesthetic appreciation of materials, in particular those derived from...
journal article 2017
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Post, R.A.G. (author)
This thesis embarks from the idea that aesthetic appreciation of product designs is determined by simultaneously perceiving the two partially opposing dimensions of unity and variety. People actively avoid boredom by searching for variety because it challenges the senses and offers the potential of learning new information. Hence, people browse...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Camere, S. (author), Schifferstein, Hendrik N.J. (author), Bordegoni, M (author)
Moving from conceptual design intentions to the materialization in product sensory qualities can be challenging. For Experience-driven designers this transition can be even more difficult, as they need to move from the abstract level of user experience to the concrete level of product features. In this paper, we suggest an approach to...
conference paper 2016
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Zhang, T. (author)
A common way to present 3D materials to human observers nowadays is by stereoscopic displaying on 3D TVs or head-mounted displays such as the Oculus Rift. However, not everyone can see three-dimensional solid shape from stereoscopic viewing and the three-dimensional images remain two-dimensional pictures to them rather than solid shapes....
doctoral thesis 2015
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Post, R.A.G. (author), Da Silva Cardozo, O. (author), Hekkert, P.P.M. (author)
Aesthetic appreciation affects the success of products in a number of areas, such as user satisfaction and usability. Hence, designers apply aesthetic principles to create more successful products. However, it is still unclear how such principles apply to the services and systems that products are often part of. In this paper, we explore how two...
conference paper 2015
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Rijcken, T. (author)
Decisions on measures to improve a flood risk system are in part supported by general ideas about how the system works and should work. After the completion of the Dutch Delta Works around 1990, such new ideas regarding flood risk emerged. Some of these may be appealing at first, but appear debatable after a closer look. In this paper, fourteen...
journal article 2015
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Snelders, H.M.J.J. (author), Mugge, R. (author), Huinink, M. (author)
This research uncovers seven cross-category design styles and demonstrates how people’s preferences for these design styles are based on social distinctions. Knowledge of these cross-category design styles and the research approach might assist designers when faced with the challenge of how to address different market segments, and how to play...
journal article 2014
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Berghman, M.J. (author), Cila, N. (author), Hekkert, P.P.M. (author)
In design research perceptual features of a design such as unity- in-variety as well as conceptual properties (whether the design is a good instantiation of designer’s intentions) have been found to affect the aesthetic experience independently. In the course of a research design using systematic manipulations of USB stick designs in three...
conference paper 2014
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Blijlevens, J. (author), Hekkert, P.P.M. (author)
to feel connected to and autonomous from their ‘type of people’ and when product designs do they are aesthetically pleasing. From an evolutionary perspective, product designs provide aesthetic pleasure because they help direct beneficial behavior. We argue that people can fulfill their evolutionary need for safety through product designs that...
conference paper 2014
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Blijlevens, J. (author), Hekkert, P.P.M. (author), Thurgood, C. (author)
While some studies have shown that people prefer typical product designs, others have shown that people also like product designs that are new. To reconcile these contradictory findings, the design principle, ‘Most Advanced, Yet Acceptable’ proposes that people prefer a balance of both typicality and novelty in product designs. As an explanation...
conference paper 2014
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Post, R.A.G. (author), Blijlevens, J. (author), Hekkert, P.P.M. (author)
The principle of unity-in-variety has recently been shown to affect visual aesthetic appreciation of product designs. We investigated whether this principle can also account for tactile aesthetic appreciation of products. Design students rated nine car keys on unity, variety and aesthetic appreciation through tactile exploration only. Results...
conference paper 2014
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Blijlevens, J. (author), Thurgood, C. (author), Hekkert, P.P.M. (author), Leder, H. (author), Whitfield, T.W.A. (author)
There is a lack of consistency regarding the scales used to measure aesthetic pleasure. They are often chosen ad hoc or derived from other research fields but never validated for design. Moreover, those scales often do not measure aesthetic pleasure in isolation, but instead include its determinants (e.g., novelty). Therefore, we developed a...
conference paper 2014
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Quist, W.J. (author), Van Bommel, A.J. (author)
This paper discusses the aesthetical aspects of ageing and focusses on the use of the terms ‘patina’ and ‘damage’ to decide on the cleaning of historical facades and the application of artificial ageing. Conservation campaigns can be characterized by the wish to preserve an object, building or building complex as a coherent piece of Cultural...
conference paper 2014
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