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dc.contributor.authorSilva, Odette daen
dc.contributor.authorCrilly, Nathanen
dc.contributor.authorHekkert, Paulen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-26T10:29:26Z
dc.date.available2016-01-26T10:29:26Z
dc.date.issued2016-01-04en
dc.identifier.citationSilva et al. Design Issues (2016) Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 41-51. doi: 10.1162/DESI_a_00363en
dc.identifier.issn0747-9360
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/253477
dc.description.abstractThe aesthetic judgment of an artifact is usually interpreted as an assessment of the artifact's sensory properties. But an artifact can also be appreciated, and still aesthetically, for the way it fulfills its purpose. Existing design theory does not provide the concepts required for describing this aspect of aesthetic appreciation and so cannot fully explain what people mean when they say a product is beautiful. In this paper, we develop an understanding of the aesthetic judgment based on the principle of maximum effect for minimum means. We explain how a means–effect relationship can be established between a product and its purpose or effect, and how the product and the effect can be perceived to be minimal and maximal. We also explain how the appreciation of this relationship depends on a set of assumed alternatives for both the product or means and the effect. Finally, we provide some directions for future research into design aesthetics.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research is part of Project UMA (www.project-uma.com), which is supported by the MAGW VICI grant number 453-10-004, awarded to Paul Hekkert by The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research.
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMIT Press
dc.titleMaximum Effect for Minimum Means: The Aesthetics of Efficiencyen
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the final version of the article. It first appeared from MIT Press via http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/DESI_a_00363en
prism.endingPage51
prism.publicationDate2016en
prism.publicationNameDesign Issuesen
prism.startingPage41
prism.volume32en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1162/DESI_a_00363en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-01-04en
dc.contributor.orcidCrilly, Nathan [0000-0003-0784-6802]
dc.identifier.eissn1531-4790
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2016-07-04


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