Products have the capacity to evoke in us a sense of beauty. Whether it¹s marvelling over a new car, admiring the interface of our next generation smartphone or wielding a perfectly balanced kitchen knife; we can appreciate perceiving their design. However, what exactly is it that makes a certain product aesthetically appealing? And do we only consider having an aesthetic experience with some of our most favourite products? For the past four years of my PhD I have been researching an aesthetic principle that tries to explain why we aesthetically appreciate products, what forms our impression of beauty and how to design for it. In this Labtalk I will present some of my studies on visual and tactile product design aesthetics and discuss the aforementioned points in the hopes of making you see (and feel) Unity-in-Variety everywhere.

Studio Show
13 April, 2016
16:00 – 17:00