Florina RUSU, Ioana CRĂCIUN, Lucian TUDOSE


Aesthetics is an important criterion in choosing most products. Aesthetic standards defined mathematically and implemented in evolutionary algorithms in order to obtain aesthetically optimal products are sometimes not enough to obtain a unique optimal product. In those cases the human factor plays a decisive role. This paper is focused on investigating the human perception of the optimal vases generated using circular arcs or Bézier curves and criteria defined based on the harmonic ratio or the golden ratio. Moreover the paper presents different correlations that exist between the human perception and several classes of people obtained with respect to different aspects such as age, gender, educational background, and urban/rural typology.
Key words: aesthetics, optimal shapes, golden ratio, harmonic ratio, statistics.

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