This workshop addresses a topic, which has been relatively (and surprisingly) little considered among mobile HCI research -- aesthetics in design. Whereas research in the area is under represented, aesthetics is one of the key parameters in product design, and an important part of user experience. By understanding the role and impact of aesthetics, we can better understand user behavior and preferences, create better user interfaces, and improve our design processes. As mobile HCI is expanding in mass markets to new areas and form factors such as bracelets, glasses and smart clothing, the possibilities for designers are growing. In this workshop, we consider, e.g., user research, design research, prototypes and case studies related to aesthetics in designing mobile devices and interactions, and draw a research agenda for the future.
Jonna Häkkilä, O. Juhlin, Susanne CJ Boll
Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services Adjunct