February 4, 2013
Very happy Eric (finally) contributed to UXm.
"Dissonance is a musical term. It means things are not in harmony. Design dissonance occurs when a product or service sends out cognitive signals that run counter to the desired effect. In the strictest sense of the term, design dissonance often relates to usability - when a design somehow pushes a user in the wrong direction, in terms of both understanding and action. But in a broader sense, design dissonance can create disappointment, particularly when it occurs in relation to a service."
Posted by PJB at February 4, 2013 10:59 AM | Classification: User experience