Week 3: Performance Load – Question 1

Question 1: Performance load is measured by the degree of time and effort put in to achieve something. If the performance load is high, it means that too much energy is being expelled and this can result in increased errors and mistakes as well as an overall decrease in success (Leonard, 2002). When your performance load is low however there is a lesser chance of … Continue reading Week 3: Performance Load – Question 1

Week 2: Consistency – Question 2

Question 2: Aesthetic consistency is usually the most attractive form of this design strategy. It’s intended to create a sense of beauty within the product or design. By using the same fonts, shapes and graphics we are able to create something that stands out and that is easy recognizable from the crowd of other products (Lidwell, Holden & Butler, 2003). A good example of this is … Continue reading Week 2: Consistency – Question 2

Week 2: Consistency – Question 1

Question 1: Consistency is one of the key elements within design principles that allows you to create a simple, easy to use product. It helps to thread together many other elements into one seamless design. It is brilliant when trying to create a product, brand or design that stands out from the rest and simple and effective. There are four different types of consistency aesthetic, … Continue reading Week 2: Consistency – Question 1

Week 1: Aesthetic Usability – Question 2

Question 2: We can see the phenomenon of aesthetic usability in regards to everyday products that we might come into contact with on a daily basis. Three examples for these would be cars, computers and books. Cars if you think about it all have the same basic structure. Four wheels, seats, a steering wheel. They are made to get you from A to B. So … Continue reading Week 1: Aesthetic Usability – Question 2

Week 1: Aesthetic Usability- Question 1

Question 1: The aesthetic usability effect refers to a phenomenon where users perceive a particular design that is aesthetically pleasing to be easier to use than one that is less attractive to the people viewing it (Badre, 2002). This is a common perception even when the less pleasing aesthetic is actually easier to use than the one that people find more aesthetically attractive. Layouts that … Continue reading Week 1: Aesthetic Usability- Question 1