Take the 2-minute tour ×
User Experience Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for user experience researchers and experts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Possible Duplicate:
Is UX the same as Usability?

What is the difference between web usability and Web user experience and their connection to each other

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by JonW May 14 '12 at 6:03

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

1  
How usable something is directly related to the kind of user experience a person will have using it. –  DA01 May 14 '12 at 3:14

2 Answers 2

up vote 2 down vote accepted

Usability answers the question, “Can the user accomplish their goal?” In the case of our camera shopper, from the perspective of the site’s design, she did accomplish the goal, being very satisfied with the result.

User experience answers the question, “Did the user have as delightful an experience as possible?” The store portion of the experience canceled out the online portion.

Read example and explanation here http://www.uie.com/brainsparks/2007/03/16/the-difference-between-usability-and-user-experience/

share|improve this answer

Usability answers the question "Is the user able to use the design and achieve his goal with minimum time taken, minimum training time and 100% success"

User Experience answers the question "How does the user feel when he starts interacting with the design and the time when he leaves it."

In other words, User experience is a broad form of practice which has USABILITY as a part in it.

So if we consider a UI Design, the design, the layout, the wordings, the placement of every component determines how the user experience will be. It will decide whether the user is delighted and will come back and spread good words abt the site.

Usability is more abt if the user is coming is he able to perform the task for which he is coming and accomplish the task in minimum time and max success rate.

Remember, a bad look and feel can have good usability but less User experience output. But if a user experience is high, the chances of usability being low is less.

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.