Aesthetics, Usability, and the Digital Divide

An Approach to Beauty, UX, and Subjective Well-Being

Authored by: Juan-Ramón Martin-Sanromán , Fernando Suárez Carballo , Fernando Galindo Rubio , Daniel Raposo

The Routledge Handbook of Positive Communication

Print publication date:  December  2018
Online publication date:  January  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138633278
eBook ISBN: 9781315207759
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315207759-29

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Abstract

From the early days of humanity, humankind has made efforts to reach higher levels of well-being. In this way, we have created technology for controlling our environment. Craftsmen at first and designers later were always worried to manufacture instruments for making our life easier. From Stone Age to Digital Age, man has developed different strategies to simplify and make more effective technological devices. Nowadays, most of the digital devices we use (such smartphones, tablets, and other wearable or devices) have a visual display to interact with them and to become user-friendly.

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