Usability vs User Experience

June 28, 2006
misc

Here is something I hadn't ever pondered: the tradeoff between usability and user experience:

Freeways are usable, since they take you from A to B in the most effortless way. But they are also utterly boring. A twisting mountain road on the other hand is exiting. But far from usable.

According to Baekdal, we end up with mediocrity if we try to balance usability and user-experience. It's like trying to turn a mountain road into a freeway.

Via: The interaction designers coffee break.


Like this? Follow me ↯


You might also like:

5 people found this page useful, what do you think?



Foundeo Inc.