Technology Aesthetic

A technology aesthetic is a design that celebrates the limitations of the medium.

where is it used?

It's most commonly used in games. A 2D platformer might deliberately used pixelated visuals, even when the monitor is capable of a higher resolution.

can you give some examples?

In gaming, minecraft is a great example of a project choosing a specific voxel look rather than going for maximum realism.

Pixel art is another example. These designs deliberately focus on pixels, and often use an extremely limited colour palette too.