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'Usability' is a term that is referred to when describing a user interface, from a web page to an airplane cockpit to a door handle. A usable interface is intuitive, pleasant to interact with and accommodating of the user's wants, needs, strengths and weaknesses. Whether the interface is a physical object, a piece of software or a service experience, the principles used to create a good interface can be implemented to design for a good user experience overall.
Designing for a good user experience requires a deep knowledge of the user's tendencies, abilities and limitations. Experience designers can (and do) spend months studying the patterns of those they're designing for. Fortunately, psychology already tells us a lot about these users.
In this presentation, I tap into these basic psychology principles of usability as they apply to user interface design, and offer some tips for applying them to the broader practice of designing good user experiences.