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Symmetrical Review of Mobile App Icons and Their Effect on User Preferences

Version 1 : Received: 5 October 2020 / Approved: 6 October 2020 / Online: 6 October 2020 (11:10:24 CEST)

How to cite: Cinkara, O.; Baz, F.Ç. Symmetrical Review of Mobile App Icons and Their Effect on User Preferences. Preprints 2020, 2020100122 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202010.0122.v1). Cinkara, O.; Baz, F.Ç. Symmetrical Review of Mobile App Icons and Their Effect on User Preferences. Preprints 2020, 2020100122 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202010.0122.v1).

Abstract

With the widespread use of mobile phones, increasing use of mobile applications in different areas of life have gained a large place. Between the reasons of the preference of the rapid increasing number of apps in the application markets of the different platforms, the aesthetic appereance of the icons that apps have perhaps the most important one. In this study, the visual symmetrical side of the icons of the most downloaded apss which are developed for preparing to Public Servant Exam in Turkey is emphasized. Two different types of data are obtained with working on the icons with image processing technique by using Mathworks Matlab program and survey method which is applied on Korkut Ata University students. By comparing the obtained data with the binary logistic regression method, it was determined that the visual symmetry in the apps’ icons partially contributed to the aesthetic appreciation.

Subject Areas

symmetry; symmetry detection techniques; image processing; matlab.

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