Usability: A key part of design process

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“Usability is not a quality that can be spread out to cover a poor design like a layer of peanut butter.” — Clayton H Lewis

What is usability?

Usability is the ease of use by which a user can work on a product to achieve his goals in an efficient and effective way. It is a measure of user satisfaction when he is using a product.

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Design for Humans and Not for Computers

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“When I design, I work very hard to make the interface experience feel like there’s a human on the other end, not a computer. “— Aarron Walter

A design should be created to fulfill its users’ needs. The first step of a design process is to understand requirements and users — to meet the user and understand his behavior, his working environment, his likes and dislikes and his way of thinking.

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