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usability

[‚yüz·ə′bil·əd·ē]
(industrial engineering)
The characteristics which enter into a product's design and are related to its quality and reliability that enable users to perform tasks quickly and error free, as well as reduce the time and mental effort to learn or operate the product. Also known as ease of use; user friendliness.

usability

(programming)
The effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction with which users can achieve tasks in a particular environment of a product. High usability means a system is: easy to learn and remember; efficient, visually pleasing and fun to use; and quick to recover from errors.

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usability

Usability is how easy hardware or software is to operate, especially for the first-time user. Considering how difficult applications and websites can be to navigate through, one would wish that all designers took usability into greater consideration than they do. See hallway testing, good user interface, user interface, RTFM and usability lab.
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Clinical workflow, which is part of usability, is nonlinear, dynamic, multidimensional, routinely individualized, and largely cognitive in nature.
And then we did not have enough informaticists with expertise in usability to advocate for clinical users.
The purpose of developing e-learning usability evaluation model is to reduce the gap between mental model of the user and designer's perception.
In recent years, the number of low-cost or free usability testing tools has increased, leading to new opportunities for colleges to evaluate their websites.
Usability ensures better understanding and efficiency among IDS systems to make them more user-friendly and humanized.
The UX [user experience] Usability Engineer is responsible for creating research plans, executing research, summarizing and presenting findings to User Experience teammates, business partners, and other stakeholders.
The Usability People, LLC is a Washington DC area based Usability testing and User Experience agency.
Besides this, various usability evaluation activities such as inspection, empirical testing, and metrics for usability standards in computing has been integrated into software development process to measure and improve usability of software [23].
The evolution of the iSchools movement has taken place in parallel with an increased need for usability and user-centered design in education and practice.
This technology keeps track of fine gaze movements characteristic of smartphone and tablet device users, making it possible to conduct usability test services enabling developers to simulate users' cognitive characteristics and thinking.
First a definition, because the term "usability testing" is used to mean many different things: When I say usability testing, I mean a method in which we observe representative users interacting with a realistic version of an application under controlled conditions and then collect their opinions about that interaction.
2006), and that current method proposals lack a comprehensive and systematic approach that evaluates different e-learning perspectives, which makes it difficult to select useful tools for quick and reliable usability evaluation.