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I don't think there are as many usability issues as there are tactical or strategic decisions related to whether incorporating social networking into your site is going to help or hurt.
Steve Krug

Meaning of "usability" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF USABILITY

usability  [ˌjuːzəˈbɪlɪtɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF USABILITY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Usability is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES USABILITY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

usability

Usability

Usability is the ease of use and learnability of a human-made object. The object of use can be a software application, website, book, tool, machine, process, or anything a human interacts with. A usability study may be conducted as a primary job function by a usability analyst or as a secondary job function by designers, technical writers, marketing personnel, and others. It is widely used in consumer electronics, communication, and knowledge transfer objects and mechanical objects such as a door handle or a hammer. Usability includes methods of measuring usability, such as needs analysis and the study of the principles behind an object's perceived efficiency or elegance. In human-computer interaction and computer science, usability studies the elegance and clarity with which the interaction with a computer program or a web site is designed. Usability differs from user satisfaction and user experience because usability also considers usefulness.

Definition of usability in the English dictionary

The definition of usability in the dictionary is the ability to be used.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH USABILITY


ability
əˈbɪlɪtɪ
accessibility
əkˌsɛsɪˈbɪlɪtɪ
accountability
əˌkaʊntəˈbɪlɪtɪ
availability
əˌveɪləˈbɪlɪtɪ
capability
ˌkeɪpəˈbɪlɪtɪ
compatibility
kəmˌpætɪˈbɪlɪtɪ
disability
ˌdɪsəˈbɪlɪtɪ
durability
ˌdjʊərəˈbɪlɪtɪ
eligibility
ˌɛlɪdʒɪˈbɪlɪtɪ
flexibility
ˌflɛksɪˈbɪlɪtɪ
inability
ˌɪnəˈbɪlɪtɪ
liability
ˌlaɪəˈbɪlɪtɪ
mobility
məʊˈbɪlɪtɪ
nobility
nəʊˈbɪlɪtɪ
possibility
ˌpɒsɪˈbɪlɪtɪ
probability
ˌprɒbəˈbɪlɪtɪ
reliability
rɪˌlaɪəˈbɪlɪtɪ
responsibility
rɪˌspɒnsəˈbɪlɪtɪ
stability
stəˈbɪlɪtɪ
visibility
ˌvɪzɪˈbɪlɪtɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE USABILITY

us
USA
usable
usableness
usably
USAF
usage
usager
usance
USB
USB drive
USB key
USB port
USCG
USDA
USDAW
USDI
use
use up
use-by date

WORDS THAT END LIKE USABILITY

agility
credibility
facility
feasibility
fertility
functionality
hostility
humility
inevitability
instability
merchantability
profitability
suitability
susceptibility
sustainability
tranquility
utility
variability
versatility
viability
vulnerability

Synonyms and antonyms of usability in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «usability» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF USABILITY

Find out the translation of usability to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of usability from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «usability» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

可用性
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

usabilidad
570 millions of speakers

English

usability
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रयोज्य
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سهولة الاستخدام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

юзабилити
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

usabilidade
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ব্যবহারযোগ্যতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

facilité d´utilisation
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kebolehgunaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Verwendbarkeit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

使いやすさ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

유용성
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kegunaan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khả năng sử dụng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பயன்பாட்டினை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उपयुक्तता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kullanılabilirlik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

usabilità
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

użyteczność
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

юзабіліті
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

uzabilitate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χρηστικότητας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bruikbaarheid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

användbarhet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

usability
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of usability

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «USABILITY»

The term «usability» is very widely used and occupies the 17.271 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «USABILITY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about usability

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4 QUOTES WITH «USABILITY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word usability.
1
Jan Chipchase
I specialise in taking teams of designers, psychologists, usability experts, sociologists and ethnographers into the field. It's called 'corporate anthropology,' but personally I'm more comfortable with 'design research,' because I'm not an anthropologist by training.
2
Steve Krug
I don't think there are as many usability issues as there are tactical or strategic decisions related to whether incorporating social networking into your site is going to help or hurt.
3
Steve Krug
When you go to a site, you usually run into usability problems pretty quickly. They're not hidden. They're not complicated. They're not baffling. They were in the design or crept into the design.
4
Donald Norman
Beauty and brains, pleasure and usability - they should go hand in hand.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «USABILITY»

Discover the use of usability in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to usability and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Designing web usability
A guide to designing for the Web critiques existing Web sites, suggests simple solutions for improving site usability, and offers advice on writing for the Web
Jakob Nielsen, 2000
2
Eyetracking Web Usability
They also provide valuable advice for page layout, navigation menus, site elements, image selection, and advertising. This book is essential reading for anyone who is serious about doing business on the Web.
Jakob Nielsen, Kara Pernice, 2010
3
Handbook of Usability Testing: How to Plan, Design, and ...
Whether it?s software, a cell phone, or a refrigerator, your customer wants?no, expects?your product to be easy to use. This fully revised handbook provides clear, step-by-step guidelines to help you test your product for usability.
Jeffrey Rubin, Dana Chisnell, 2011
4
Prioritizing Web Usability
Prioritizing Web Usability is the guide for anyone who wants to take their Web site(s) to next level and make usability a priority!
Jakob Nielsen, Hoa Loranger, 2006
5
Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
-- Surviving executive design whims "I thought usability was the enemy of design until I read the first edition of this book. Don't Make Me Think! showed me how to put myself in the position of the person who uses my site.
Steve Krug, 2009
6
Mobile Usability
This new guide focuses on usability for mobile devices, primarily smartphones and touchphones, and covers such topics as developing a mobile strategy, designing for small screens, writing for mobile, usability comparisons, and looking ...
Jakob Nielsen, Raluca Budiu, 2012
7
A Practical Guide to Usability Testing
In this volume, the authors begin by defining usability, advocating and explaining the methods of usability engineering and reviewing many techniques for assessing and assuring usability throughout the development process.
Joseph S. Dumas, Janice Redish, 1999
8
Game Usability: Advancing the Player Experience
This book gives game designers a better understanding of how player characteristics impact usability strategy, and offers specific methods and measures to employ in game usability practice.
Katherine Isbister, Noah Schaffer, 2008
9
Usability Testing Essentials: Ready, Set...Test!
This is the ideal book for anyone involved in usability or user-centered design—from students to seasoned professionals. *Provides comprehensive coverage of all phases of usability testing *Fully updated four color edition features ...
Carol M. Barnum, 2010
10
Usability Evaluation In Industry
This book provides a variety of answers in its description and discussion of new, sometimes radical approaches to `usability evaluation', now an increasingly common business tool.
Patrick W. Jordan, B. Thomas, Ian Lyall McClelland, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «USABILITY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term usability is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Google Adds App Interstitials as Mobile Usability Error in Search …
Starting August 14th, Google will begin treating webpages that serve users with a full page app interstitial as a mobile usability error in Google Search Console. «The SEM Post, Jul 15»
2
athenahealth (ATHN) Holds Top Spot in EHR Usability: KLAS
Specifically, the 2015 KLAS Usability Report examines EMR modules including ... In addition to being recognized as the market leader in EHR usability, ... «Zacks.com, Jun 15»
3
athenahealth Recognized by KLAS as EHR Usability Leader
This industry ranking is part of the 2015 KLAS Usability Report, which details ... pleased to be recognized as leading the market for EHR usability, it's only so ... «MarketWatch, Jun 15»
4
The public should know which vendors take usability seriously
The researchers studied 11 different EHR vendors, including meeting with employees personally to learn more about how the vendors approach usability and ... «FierceEMR, Jun 15»
5
ACL Invests in GRC Software Usability with Acquisition of Design …
"One of the highlights of ACL's approach to product design is their focus on usability and I commend the company for investing further with this acquisition.". «PR Newswire, May 15»
6
Kabbage Loan Card to Provide Greater Fund Usability to SMB …
This is a natural expansion of Kabbage's initiative to make loans more usable. Previously, Kabbage was the first lender to provide loans available for access on ... «Payment Week, May 15»
7
User testing, explained
Jerry Cao is a UX content strategist at the wireframing and prototyping app UXPin. For advice on how to conduct 30+ different types of usability tests, check out ... «The Next Web, Apr 15»
8
Qualtrics and Usability Sciences Corporation Announce Partnership …
PROVO, UT--(Marketwired - Apr 8, 2015) - Qualtrics, the world's leading enterprise insight technology provider, and Usability Sciences Corporation, a pioneer in ... «Marketwired, Apr 15»
9
What your mobile enterprise apps need: five must-have usability
Participants included a Senior Analyst and mobile blogger, the CEO of an award-winning design agency, a leading usability and user experience consultant, ... «TechRadar, Feb 15»
10
Google Sending Mobile Usability Warnings To Huge Number Of …
These notifications contain the subject “fix mobile usability issues found on…” It then goes on to explain that these sites have critical mobile usability errors on ... «Search Engine Land, Jan 15»

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