Awhile back a question was put to the ixda list: does aesthetics/
beauty matter to IxD?
I've finally compiled on my blog some key thoughts on this, which date
back to 2001 while writing my graduate thesis at CMU about beauty as
an experiential value of user-product interactions (and iterated in
various papers/talks I've given at IDSA, IA Summit, and most recently
last fall's World Design Congress in SF).
I hope ixda readers find this compilation thought-provoking and