Usefulness User Experience (UX) topic overview/definition
Usefulness: Concept Definition
If something is useful it can be used to achieve a particular objective. Designers will, generally, aim to deliver useful products. Usable, on the other hand, refers to the ease-of-use for a particular product and the more usable a product is the more likely it is that it will be used. Used, however, is the most important of these three concepts. If a design is not used, it doesn't matter how useful and usable it is. Designers are likely to want to examine how to transition from useful and usable in order for their work to succeed.
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Useful, Usable, and Used: Why They Matter to Designers
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...