The role of aesthetic emotions in human-artifact interaction process

Abstract

Even though aesthetics in the fields of philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and interaction design are mostly considered as an emotional or an affective component of human behavior, it is still not clear what is the origin and the role of an aesthetic emotion, how it is elicited and why or how it influences our behavior when we interact with artifacts. What it is proposed in this dissertation is a naturalized conception of aesthetic emotions that emerge in interactive uncertainty as normative functions, which are available to the agent in order to assign values to the dynamic presuppositions of interaction. These values influence the anticipatory system of the agent aiding the fulfillment of his goal. Aesthetic values are considered as functional indications that strengthen or weaken the anticipation for the resolution of the dynamic uncertainty emerged in the specific interaction. Such values are proposed to lead to problem-solving mechanisms, which help the agent to reconstruct new ...
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DOI
10.12681/eadd/29277
Handle URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10442/hedi/29277
Alternative title
Ο ρόλος των αισθητικών συναισθημάτων κατά την αλληλεπίδραση ανθρώπου-τεχνουργήματος
Author
Xenakis, Ioannis
Date
2013
Degree Grantor
University of the Aegean
Committee members
Δαρζέντας Ιωάννης
Αζαριάδης-τοπάλογλου Φίλιππος
Τσακαλίδης Αθανάσιος
Σπύρου Θωμάς
Λέκκας Δημήτριος
Βοσινάκης Σπυρίδων
Κουτσαμπάσης Παναγιώτης
Discipline
Engineering & Technology
Other Engineering and Technologies
Keywords
Aesthetics; Affordance; Design process; Aesthetic experience; Emotions; Interaction
Country
Greece
Language
English
Description
216 σ., fig., ind.