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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.
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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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In 2018, the global Usability Testing Service market size was xx million US$ and it is expected to reach xx million US$ by the end of 2025, with a CAGR of xx% during 2019-2025.
Automated usability testing: A range of usability problems are automatically identified, from slow loading images to objects that re-position themselves right before you try and click on them.
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However, delivering a mobile guide app with unresolved usability issues will jeopardize this positive impact on the visitors' experience.
Usability is used to identify the designing and functional weaknesses in the early stages of a system development (Bai and Blackwell, 2012).
In his study, Keevil (1998) used and developed an inspection method called the checklist technique, which was applied to measure the usability index of the web site.
I think it's very important to note that usability is not specific to EHRs and it also isn't specific to technology.
[9] found that usability testing, particularly within the anatomical sciences teaching online, should be employed during the design and development phases, as well as during its delivery.
Zaharias (2005, 2009) presented a usability evaluation framework for constructivist online courses with asynchronous interactions.
Assessment of a site's usability, [the extent to which the site can be used to achieve goals with effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction (International Standards Organization 1998)] is a cost-effective way to ensure users can fluidly accomplish intended tasks on a site.
Database utility can be determined in various ways, including usage statistics, content analysis and user feedback, but there is no standard process for how librarians assess usability relative to collection decisions.
The main idea of this research is to analyze usability models and determine the factors that determine the usability of an application.