Beautiful = usable?

An experiment was conducted to test the relationships between users’ perceptions of a computerized system’s beauty and usability…. Pre-experimental measures indicate strong correlations between system’s perceived aesthetics and perceived usability. Post-experimental measures indicated that the strong correlation remained intact.

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  1. Benjamin Reeves

    What is the difference between perceived and actual usability? How do you measure it?
    “A multivariate analysis of covariance revealed that the degree of system’s aesthetics affected the post-use perceptions of both aesthetics and usability, whereas the degree of actual usability had no such effect. The results resemble those found by social psychologists regarding the effect of physical attractiveness on the valuation of other personality attributes.”
    And you should feel lucky that you are so beautiful, imagine how many other people would think you are a complete wanker if you didn’t have such stunning good looks.

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