Ease of Use User Experience (UX) topic overview/definition
Literature on Ease of Use
Ch 15: Usability Evaluation
Put simply, usability evaluation assesses the extent to which an interactive system is easy and pleasant to use. Things aren’t this simple at all though, but let’s start by considering the following propositions about usability evaluation: Usability is an inherent measurable property of all interactive digital technologies Human-Computer I...
An Introduction to Usability
Usability and user experience (UX) are not the same thing: the usability of a product is a crucial part that shapes its UX, and hence falls under the umbrella of UX. While many might think that usability is solely about the “ease of use” of a product, it’s actually more than that. The ISO 9421-11 standard on usability describes it as: “The exte...
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How to Design for Ease of Use
Ease of use is something that designers strive for but how can you design for ease-of-use? It’s a common question at the start of projects; “If we’re going to do this well, it will need to satisfy ease-of-use for our customers. What kind of universal metrics can we apply to ensure that the product does just that?”Someone at IBM said; “Ease of us...
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