Popular does not equal Usable

Aesthetics Aside Often, in discussion of usability, the argument is made that something doesn’t need to be aesthetically attractive to be usable. Since usability is one element of user experience, it can narrowly be said that usability is a measure of...

Aesthetics and Usability

I love Don Norman’s contribution to field user experience design. He’s one of my heroes. His books The Design of Everyday Things and Emotional Design are an essential part of my library. After The Design of Everyday Things was published, Don Norman faced...