When a website or product looks good, users enjoy using it more (assumption).
They may even have more patience with the interface, regardless if there are usability issues, etc.
How would you, technically, in UX terms, describe how a visually pleasant design contributes to the user's experience?
To clarify, I'm not asking about:
- how to make a visually pleasing design
- what makes a design visually pleasing
- or, how to design functionally or with strong usability, etc
I'm asking specifically about how the attractiveness of a design affects the user and the way the interact with the interface.