Functional Beauty and User Experience

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Designers purposely create beautiful solutions so people can enjoy solving problems, working, or pursuing goals. In recent years, concepts like visual design, aesthetics, information architecture, and usability have helped designers create more ways for people to enjoy using technology. However, when it comes to interaction design, functional beauty outweighs aesthetics.

“Beauty may be fleeting and in the eye of the beholder, but functional beauty is not an elusive attribute.”
— Catalina Butnaru of BrightLounge

A nice article written by Catalina Butnaru about the relationship between functional beauty and User Experience and how to find the right balance in both.

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