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Interactionist Approach to Visual Aesthetics in HCI (2021)


Silvennoinen, J. (2021). Interactionist Approach to Visual Aesthetics in HCI. In M. M. Soares, E. Rosenzweig, & A. Marcus (Eds.), Design, User Experience, and Usability: UX Research and Design. 10th International Conference, DUXU 2021, Held as Part of the 23rd HCI International Conference, HCII 2021, Virtual Event, July 24–29, 2021, Proceedings, Part I (pp. 115-127). Springer International Publishing. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 12779. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-78221-4_8


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All authors or editors: Silvennoinen, Johanna

Parent publication: Design, User Experience, and Usability: UX Research and Design. 10th International Conference, DUXU 2021, Held as Part of the 23rd HCI International Conference, HCII 2021, Virtual Event, July 24–29, 2021, Proceedings, Part I

Parent publication editors: Soares, Marcelo M.; Rosenzweig, Elizabeth; Marcus, Aaron

Conference:

  • International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction

Place and date of conference: Virtual, 24.-27.7.2021

ISBN: 978-3-030-78220-7

eISBN: 978-3-030-78221-4

Journal or series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science

ISSN: 0302-9743

eISSN: 1611-3349

Publication year: 2021

Number in series: 12779

Pages range: 115-127

Number of pages in the book: 670

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

Place of Publication: Cham

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-78221-4_8

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/77427

Additional information: Also part of the Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI book sub series (LNISA, volume 12779).


Abstract

Visual Aesthetics has gathered interest among scholars in HCI research. The growing interest stems from examinations of the aesthetic-usability effect (“what is beautiful is usable”), and possibly vice versa. Thus, numerous studies focus on understanding how we make sense and experience visual entities in interacting with technology. However, theoretical, and methodological stances vary, which impact conclusions of the studies conducted, and thus, affect design implications. Visual experience research in HCI lacks detailed conceptualizations of the constituents of visual experience and understanding of how these conceptualizations affect the overall research results through implicit methodological stances taken. In this paper, an overview of methodological stances to visual aesthetics in HCI research is presented and an interactionist approach is discussed which combines objectivist and subjectivist methodological stances and enriches our understanding of current research of visual aesthetics in HCI. In addition, methodological grounds of interactionism are described and extended from cognitive processing fluency paradigm to take into account the overall complexity of visual experience. Moreover, conceptualization of visual experience from cognitive-affective perspective in line with interactionism is discussed, following with metodical considerations of interactionism, and issues related to the role of visual stimuli in examining visual aesthetics in HCI.


Keywords: visuality; visualisation; visual communication; pictorial communication; aesthetics; usability; human-computer interaction; cognitive processes; experiencing; conceptualisation; research; methodology

Free keywords: visual aesthetics; visual experience; methodology; interactionism; human-computer interaction


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