Dewey’s notion of aesthetic experience is both reasonably easy to learn and use, and it has been very influential in user experience design practice and theory.
Because I teach it at least once a year, and because I always seem to be drawing the same basic picture of it, I decided to make a more permanent version of how I visualize the theory.
This is not especially profound–I’ve not attempted any kind of philosophical gloss of it. It’s just a thing I made for students and I thought others in the HCI and interaction design communities might appreciate having it around. You can download it here (PDF, 450 KB): Bardzell_DeweyanAestheticExperience_VisualAid