The influence of design aesthetics in usability testing: effects on user performance and perceived usability.


This article examined the effects of product aesthetics on several outcome variables in usability tests. Employing a computer simulation of a mobile phone, 60 adolescents (14-17 yrs) were asked to complete a number of typical tasks of mobile phone users. Two functionally identical mobile phones were manipulated with regard to their visual appearance (highly… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.apergo.2009.09.002

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