Myth #27: UX design is about usability

Written by UX Myths - - Aggregated on Wednesday November 10, 2010
Tags: ux, myth, design, web-design, usability, flow, seductive, pleasurable, user-experience

Designing for the user experience has a lot more to it than making a product usable. Usability allows people to easily accomplish their goals. UX design covers more than that, it’s about giving people a delightful and meaningful experience.

A good design is pleasurable, thoughtfully crafted, makes you happy, and gets you immersed. Think of games, they usually have these characteristics. Or think of the iPhone that makes even failures “more enjoyable than succeeding on a Blackberry”.

Good design is pleasurable and seductive:

Good design is playful:

Good design gets you in the flow:

A well designed product has a meaning to the user:

… the difference between UX and usability is illustrated in:

Zoltán Gócza


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