I realised recently that the middle of my Venn diagram is
‘user experience’ (broadly considered) user outcomes. This incorporates what’s known as UX:
User eXperience (UX) is about how a person feels about using a system. User experience highlights the experiential, affective, meaningful and valuable aspects of human-computer interaction (HCI) and product ownership, but it also covers 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 performance, feelings and thoughts about the system. User experience is dynamic, because it changes over time as the circumstances change. (Wikipedia)
Since then, I’ve been looking for resources that will help me sharpen my thinking around UX. Here’s five that I’ve come across:
- UX booth – a blog ‘by and for the User Experience community’.
- Chris Messina’s Design Patterns – a collection on Flickr of ‘interesting interfaces and design flows from around the web’. Definitely worth checking out!
- UX Myths – a collection of user experience misconceptions, with explanations of why they aren’t true.
- Smashing Magazine: 25 User Experience videos that are worth your time – the title says it all!
- UX Magazine – a really nicely laid-out site (as you’d hope!) settting out ‘to explore, promote & discuss the multiple facets of user experience one article at a time.’
Have you come across UX resources that would help?