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Journal of Inforamtion Science and Engineering, Vol.16, No.1, pp.97-116 (January 2000)

Aesthetic Measures for Assessing Graphic Screens

David Chek Ling Ngo*, Azman Samsudin and Rosni Abdullah
*Faculty of Information Technology
Multimedia University
63100 Cyberjaya, Malaysia
E-mail: dclngo@yahoo.com
School of Computer Sciences
University of Science Malaysia
11800 Penang, Malaysia
E-mail: {azmaan, rosni}@cs.usm.my

An important aspect of screen design is aesthetic evaluation of screen layouts. However, no one knows how to measure aesthetic value. This article proposes a theoretical approach to capturing the essence of the artists?insight. We introduce several aesthetic measures for graphic screens. The results of our informal study demonstrate close relationships between artistic vision and the proposed measures.

Keywords: screen design, interface aesthetics, aesthetic measures, aesthetic characteristics, multi-screen interfaces

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Received December 9, 1998; revised March 4, 1999; accepted July 13, 1999.
Communicated by Y. S. Kuo.