Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? Is it a scientific calculation of symmetry? Is it harmonious or complimentary colours? Is beauty perhaps rooted in our ancestor’s appreciation of the skilled execution of hunting tools?
This is the angle taken in Denis Dutton's Darwinian Theory of Beauty as seen in this awesome TED video.
It inspires the question: what is beautiful design?
The first example that comes to my mind is Denis Dutton's lecture itself. He engages the audience using intricate animations to illustrate his talk. According to Dutton’s lecture, my appreciation might stem from beautiful cave paintings...
What do you think beauty is? Share an example of beautiful design with us!