Human-Computer Interaction & UX
This multidisciplinary field researches the interactions between users and information technologies.
Research in usability investigates the user experience of technologies and applies design principles to make information technologies and products easier to use.
Dr. Rebecca Meehan
The Nielsen Norman Group states that user experience (UX) “encompasses all aspects of the end-user's interaction with the company, its services, and its products.” Research in the area focuses on gaining a deeper understanding of users’ needs, preferences, and behaviors to inform design.
User Experience/User Interfaces (UX/UI) is a branch of User Experience that focuses mainly on is the strategy behind creating pleasing, functional, and meaningful user-centered experiences, particularly when it comes to digital interfaces for websites, software applications, and in the field of LIS, digital information access points.