1 Note that the authors use the term aesthetic-usability effect for convenient reference. It does not appear in the seminal work or subsequent research.
2 The seminal work on the aesthetic-usability effect is “Apparent Usability vs. Inherent Usability: Experimental Analysis on the Determinants of the Apparent Usability” by Masaaki Kurosu and Kaori Kashimura, CHI ’95 Conference Companion, 1995, p. 292–293.
3 “Forming Impressions of Personality” by Solomon E. Asch, Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 1946, vol. 41, 258–290.
4 “Emotion & Design: Attractive Things Work Better” by Donald Norman, , 2002.