In 1981, fresh out of graduate school with a PhD in Cognitive Psychology and with 4 years’ experience working for a contract software development company as a programmer, I entered the then-just-emerging field that has evolved to be what is now generally referred to as “User Experience”…Continue
“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.” Ralph Waldo Emerson (from the essay “Self Reliance” first published in 1841).
There may be truth in this quote, but the key word is “foolish”. Not all consistency is foolish.
I have been evaluating the usability of user interface designs for software applications and websites since the early 1980’s, when the field first emerged. …Continue
Many User eXperience (UX) practitioners use the two terms “ease of learning” and “ease of use” interchangeably to mean “usability”, as if they mean the same thing. But they are not the same thing, and the distinction is important. In addition, different user interface design strategies often achieve one at the expense of the other.
Ease of Use
Ease of use – also referred to as efficiency or productivity - refers to how quickly highly trained,…Continue
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Hi Bestica community,I'm considering entering the User Experience field. My background is in experimental social psychology research (PhD) and management consulting. I have limited programming skills for now, and it seems almost all of the job…Continue