Top Eight UX Design Definitions

Top Ten Seven Definitions of User Experience / UX Design

Having determined to collect and share the top ten definitions of User Experience Design from the most credible sources, for you to form your own impressions, I found the number of respected sources falling just short, not in quality but quantity. So here, instead of ten, are the top seven definitions of user experience design. And it comes with an open invitation to you to contribute definitions that you find or know of via comments. Source references that are well known and established will be included.

As Don Norman claims invention of the term while VP of the Advanced Technology Group at then named Apple Computer (now “Apple”), and few contend it, he’s first:
1) http://www.nngroup.com/about/userexperience.html

Having given the first PC its abbreviated moniker (IBM PC), let’s give one of the earliest, if Also Ran, personal computing competitors its say:
2) http://www-01.ibm.com/software/ucd/designconcepts/whatisUXD.html (Why a secure server, though?)

Pabini Gabriel-Petit’s site is all about UX… the parts that matter anyway:
3) http://www.uxmatters.com/glossary/

If Apple can’t have their UX definition, no one can:
4) http://developer.apple.com/referencelibrary/UserExperience/index.html

Peter Morville, of polar bear book fame (aka Information Architecture for the World Wide Web), with Luis Rosenfeld’s help, opened all of our eyes to a universe of design beyond graphical user interface. In 2004 he offered his valuable UX model:
5) http://semanticstudios.com/publications/semantics/000029.php

Kimmy Paluch’s declaratively titled write up is comprehensive:
6) http://www.montparnas.com/articles/what-is-user-experience-design/

3.29.09 Addition: Luke Wroblewski’s blog, always a interesting, useful, and inspiring read, referenced a discussion we’d previously had:
7) http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?797

And the oracle:
8) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_experience
Caution: links from this definition are highly biased, placed by self-interested authors (is there any other kind?), and may confuse children, the elderly, and infirm! (Joking of course… sort of.)

This short list is not intended to be comprehensive. Your contribution, via comments, below, is required for fuller exploration of our collective consciousness for the deeper, or lacking that, broader, meaning of User Experience Design:

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