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mbesto · 2014-11-20 · Original thread
This is an important point, especially considering so many startups dub themselves with "a gorgeous/beautiful way to do X or Y". This concept, generally regarded as "aesthetics", is considered a universal principle of design:

"The aesthetic-usability effect describes a phenomenon in which people perceive more-aesthetic designs as easier to use than less-aesthetic designs—whether they are or not."[0]

Point is - something that looks good may "trick" the person into thinking something is more usable even if it's not.

[0] https://www.safaribooksonline.com/library/view/universal-pri...

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