Designing aesthetics for play(fulness)
Editor: Mortensen, N.H.; Hansen, C.T. and Deininger, M.
Author: Legaard, Jesper Falck
Institution: Design School Kolding
Section: Design Studies
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.35199/NORDDESIGN2020.44
Whilst aesthetics in a general sense has often been a subject for research, there is less research on how aesthetics more specifically relates to play and playfulness in experiences. In this paper I make a connection between the aesthetics of a product and play(ful) experiences, relating principles for aesthetic expression to a classification of six different play forms. Using the aesthetic principles as guidelines can enhance the playfulness of the resulting experience, and furthermore nudge the user towards specific types of play/playful experiences, for instance in relation to learning.