The use of imagery in products has dramatically increased, but has this improved overall user experience? The answer is both yes, and no. We as users respond better to aesthetically pleasing designs, full of colours and images and with little text. If the right images are used, we are able to process an image far quicker than we are able to read and process a textual description.  

However, beware of the imagery you choose. Often images are over used and even irrelevant, making the user experience cluttered. It's important to think about when and how to use images. You should make sure they have a purpose and make contextual sense, in order to enhance user experience.