publication . Bachelor thesis . 2012

The relationship between perceived usability of a beautiful interface and of an ugly interface

Mohammed, Naitullah; Syed.Mohammed, Mahamood Ur Rahman;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för datavetenskap
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
The relationship between the perceived usability of a beautiful interface and of an ugly interface is analyzed in this study. This study correlates the visual aesthetics of the website with perceived usability. This research is performed to know the significance of visual aesthetics on perceived usability. A website is designed with two interfaces. One interface is designed by following design guidelines with respect to usability and the other interface is designed without following guidelines. To measure the aesthetic value of these website interfaces, visual aspect questionnaire is used in classical aesthetic sense. After drawing a conclusion on aesthetic valu...
Subjects
free text keywords: Usability, aesthetics, classical aesthetics, perceived usability, system usability scale, visual aspect questionnaire, Computer Sciences, Datavetenskap (datalogi), Software Engineering, Programvaruteknik
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Figure 1: System Usability Scale Questionnaire ............................................................................23 Figure 2: Aesthetics Truth and beauty .............................................................................................31 Figure 3: Visual aspect questionnaire of classical aesthetics..........................................................35 Figure 4: Home page of the user which is perceived as beautiful interface of the website ..........47 Figure 5: Home page of the user which is perceived as ugly interface of the website .................48 Figure 6: Registration form of the beautiful (first) and ugly (second) interface ........................... 51 Figure 7: Tabular display of data in beautiful and ugly interface ................................................. 52 Figure 8: Difference between ratings of two interfaces in aspect to visual appearance ...............54 Figure 9: Difference between ratings of two interfaces in aspect to visual appearance ...............56 Figure 10: Difference between ratings of two interfaces in aspect to Usability............................59 Table 1: Thematic subject areas where aesthetics has been addressed in HCI ..............................33

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