Abstract

Beautiful objects and things are welcome by everyone; beautiful view and scenes are attractive. How can interior design works be attractive? This is one of the most important issues of the field. What aesthetic attributes or features of an interior design work should possess to arouse aesthetic response? What visual components compose these aesthetic features? How to decide the order of each visual component and the composition of all visual components in the design process to reach the best effect? All of these are important key issues, and they have not yet been deeply and systematically studied in the world. Information entropy and multidimensional scaling are two research approaches usually applied by other fields. The information entropy approach applies the “entropy” concept in Thermodynamics to explore the casual link and the best decision order of those compositional elements of an object. The multidimensional scaling approach can find out the most ideal composition of elements by analyzing the relational position of each element in the stimuli space. These two approaches are very suitable to explore the aesthetic evaluation related issues, but the literatures are quite few. By using color photos of designed interiors as measuring instrument, conducting an investigation to the domestic college students, collecting data of aesthetic evaluation of these subjects to the color photos, this study intends to respectively explore and compare the results of aesthetic evaluation analysis of these two approaches. The result of this study will be meaningful and valuable to the fields of interior design and empirical aesthetics.

Keywords

aesthetic evaluation, information entropy, multidimensional scaling, interior design

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Jul 1st, 12:00 AM

Comparison of Aesthetic Evaluation Analyses Based on Information Entropy and Multidimensional Scaling Approaches: Taking interior design works as example

Beautiful objects and things are welcome by everyone; beautiful view and scenes are attractive. How can interior design works be attractive? This is one of the most important issues of the field. What aesthetic attributes or features of an interior design work should possess to arouse aesthetic response? What visual components compose these aesthetic features? How to decide the order of each visual component and the composition of all visual components in the design process to reach the best effect? All of these are important key issues, and they have not yet been deeply and systematically studied in the world. Information entropy and multidimensional scaling are two research approaches usually applied by other fields. The information entropy approach applies the “entropy” concept in Thermodynamics to explore the casual link and the best decision order of those compositional elements of an object. The multidimensional scaling approach can find out the most ideal composition of elements by analyzing the relational position of each element in the stimuli space. These two approaches are very suitable to explore the aesthetic evaluation related issues, but the literatures are quite few. By using color photos of designed interiors as measuring instrument, conducting an investigation to the domestic college students, collecting data of aesthetic evaluation of these subjects to the color photos, this study intends to respectively explore and compare the results of aesthetic evaluation analysis of these two approaches. The result of this study will be meaningful and valuable to the fields of interior design and empirical aesthetics.

 

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