A mirco conference organised my myself and Richard Herriott at Kodling Design School Denmark: the conference discussed:
Do designers still believe in the design aesthetic?
"1. Designers do not possess the scientific tools to study such questions
2. Designers are not interested in studying such questions (lest an algorithm or a layman become competent enough to take their job)
3. Designers have the intuitive ability to understand form and hence do not need to study it.
4. Designers/researchers may have come to the conclusion that such a study is hopeless because of the so many aspects of form and the interaction of form with many other design aspects. It might be impossible to isolate the effect of form and attempts to do so will appear artificial."
Design Microconference, 5-7 Sept 2018, Design School Kolding, Denmark