Design and Development of a New Instrument for Measuring Aesthetic Sensitivity

  • Sunny BairisalEmail author
  • Jyoti Kumar
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 135)


Aesthetic sensitivity has been reported as a prerequisite of aesthetic experience. Designers need to understand differences in appreciation of aesthetic objects by intended user group of their designed artifacts. This paper proposes a new instrument to measure aesthetic sensitivity. The proposed instrument consists of 43 items; each item further consists of five visual compositions. A total of 125 subjects were chosen from different age groups and educational backgrounds. Subjects were asked to rank order the compositions based on their feeling of pleasure while looking at them. The internal reliability of items was found to be statistically significant.


Aesthetic experience Aesthetic sensitivity Art philosophy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indian Institute of Technology DelhiNew DelhiIndia

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