User Experience

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What Does User Experience Mean?

User experience (UX) is a concept in computing system and application design that studies and evaluates human feelings and expressions when using such systems.

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UX facilitates and enables the development of computing systems that are centered on ease of use and accessibility for a human user.

Techopedia Explains User Experience

UX primarily studies the behavior, feelings, perceptions, reactions, emotions and other psychological constraints that may occur with a computer or computing enabled device or application. UX is the core of human computer interaction (HCI) technologies. It is also the key job role of a UX designer.

Although it is a broad concept, UX generally focuses on the visual appearance of a system and how it affects the end user in terms of visual gratification and system usability and efficiency in completing system-specific tasks and processes.

User acceptance test (UAT) is a software testing technique that evlautes the UX of the tested software/application.

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