Another definition of UX

[User experience] ‘extends the task-oriented approach of usability and goes beyond the instrumental, views emotion and affect as core qualities of an interaction, and emphasises the experiential. Furthermore, while traditional HCI was very problem-oriented, UX is a positive approach to HCI, looking for rich experiences rather than solely focusing on usability problems.’

Hassenzahl, M. and Tractinsky, N. (2006): User Experience – A research Agenda. Behaviour & Information Technology, 25(2), 91–97.


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