RSS

Q2 – Examples

04 Nov

The Apple Ipod ‘Classic’ can be viewed as an example of an everyday technology which meets the aesthetic-usability effect. The simplistic design of the Ipod Classic gives the appearance that it is easy to use, and the wide list of features makes it more appealing to users. The ‘sleek’ look of the Ipod, despite its many features makes it appealing because it gives the impression that anyone can use it with ease. Despite many of the known problems with the Ipod (screen freezing, etc.) It is still widely favoured over other MP3 players simply for its image. It is seen as more favourable to have an Ipod rather than an Iriver, even though the Iriver is believed to have fewer problems.

APPLE iPod Classic 160GB Silver. (2011). Retrieved from Dick Smith website:http://dicksmith.com.au/product/A9075/apple-ipod-classic-160gb-silver

Aesthetic usability does not just apply to small pieces of technology. The Ferrari has been a long time favourite to car enthusiasts because of its sleek and somewhat simple outer design. However in this case the aesthetic qualities are actually useful and not just for show. By having the outer surface of the car smooth and flowing it increases the air flow around the car enabling it to travel faster with little wind resistance. If you were to compare this car to an old pickup truck, many people would still choose the Ferrari simply because of the iconic style and physical appearance of the car, even though the pickup truck may prove to be more useful.

Apples new Macbook Air laptop. (2010). Retrieved from Primo! Magazine website: http://primomag.com.au/2010/10/22/apples-new-macbook-air-laptop/

Aesthetic usability does not just apply to small pieces of technology. The Ferrari has been a long time favourite to car enthusiasts because of its sleek and somewhat simple outer design. However in this case the aesthetic qualities are actually useful and not just for show. By having the outer surface of the car smooth and flowing it increases the air flow around the car enabling it to travel faster with little wind resistance. If you were to compare this car to an old pickup truck, which do you think would be more aesthetically pleasing, even if the pickup truck may be more useful?

 Scuderia Ferarri Insurance. (2011). Retrieved from Ride your insurance website: http://rideyourinsurance.com/scuderia-ferrari-insurance/

Advertisements
 
 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: