Usability vs User Experience

For all of you who still have difficulties in distinguishing Usability from User Experience, there is a great post (in German language) on the uxzentrisch blog that is a follow up on two sessions of the UXcamp back in May this year. Tobias Jordans compares two opinions, which he collected in video interviews: at first the virtual keynote from Jesse James Garret that they showed at the UXcamp, and second a follow up interview with Knut Polkehn to his session “What the heck is Usability?”.

Both conclude that Usability is a part of User Experience, because User Experience includes more aspects than just the usability of a product. What I liked in Knut’s conclusion is that he does not care that much of the concrete terms but sees the similarities in both approaches (Usability Engineering vs UX Engineering).

Speak up! Let us know what you think.