What is considered delightful depends a lot upon the context. The actions of a kitten or human baby may be judged fun and cute, but the very same actions performed by a cat or human adult can be judged irritating or disgusting.

Donald A. Norman
Donald A. Norman

An American researcher, professor, and author (The Design of Everyday Things). As Apple’s User Experience Architect (90's), he became the first person to have UX in his job title.

Have you ever wondered what transforms an impression of shallow cuteness into one of deep, long-lasting pleasure? Isn’t it interesting that what is fun at first can easily outwear its welcome?

If you want to learn more about how exposure to your product (or service) can affect people’s perception of it, I recommend the great book on this topic by Don Norman: Emotional Design.

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Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things

Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things (Book) by Donald A. Norman

  • Design & Arts
  • Perception
  • Product Design
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