Buzzwords

Back to the old days, people only talked about usability and user-centered design. Now those terms seem to be outdated. People talking about user experience. But I am not sure if the term “user experience” has become an buzzword or not.

This is the definition from Wikipedia:

User experience (UX) is the way a person feels about using a product, system or service. User experience highlights the experiential, affective, meaningful and valuable aspects of human-computer interaction and product ownership, but it also includes a person’s perceptions of the practical aspects such as utility, ease of use and efficiency of the system. User experience is subjective in nature, because it is about an individual’s feelings and thoughts about the system. User experience is dynamic, because it changes over time as the circumstances change.

Sounds pretty vague, doesn’t it?

Few more related links:

http://informationarchitects.net/blog/can-experience-be-designed-2/

http://uxdesign.smashingmagazine.com/2011/03/15/why-user-experience-cannot-be-designed/

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