The spiral of technology

Aesthetics

This aspect of the technology is all about the packaging: admittedly people are naturally attracted to interfaces that are appealing to the eye. More than that, aesthetics involves how intuitive displays are; i.e. the necessary interaction with the machine must allow for the maximum fluidity of workflow, leading to an almost natural sequence of processes. Ergonomics is another important deliverable; the technology should prevent any physical strain; interfaces should be comfortable on the eye and generally should not expose the user to unnecessary risk.