Your constantly-updated definition of Functionality and
collection of videos and articles
What is Functionality?
Functionality refers to whether a design works and helps the users meet their goals and needs.
From products such as chairs or tables to designs such as books or web interfaces, functionality varies but is everywhere.
When a design is highly functional, it does what it’s expected to do and does it well. Good design has a purpose and is crafted in such a way that it will consistently and reliable execute a particular function.
UX designers know the importance of creating functional products, so they run a lot of usability tests to ensure everything is working properly and as expected.
Literature on Functionality
Here’s the entire UX literature on
the Interaction Design Foundation, collated in one place:
Web technologies make it easy for websites to become more interactive and behave more like native applications. For instance, content on a website can now be loaded dynamically without the browser having to load or refresh the page. However, mindlessly increasing the interactivity of websites can sometimes damage the user experience rather than improve it. How can a designer make use of dynamic content to improve user experience, while making sure that the website is both usable and accessible?
This course has been presented at many international conferences and is built on evidence-based approaches, as well as solid evidence, distilled from over 40 years of experience in the development of interactive systems. The course is taught by the founder and principal consultant of Syntagm, William Hudson, who is also a writer and teacher in the fields of user-centered design, user experience, and usability.