19 December 2005

Experience design terminology in other languages

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What is the experience design terminology in other languages? Here are some equivalent expressions dealing with interface design, user experience, experience design, user-centred design and usability in six European languages:

Dutch: gebruikservaring, gebruiksvriendelijkheid, gebruiksgemak
Finnish: käyttöliittymäsuunnittelu, käyttäjäkokemus / käyttökokemus, kokemussuunnittelu, käytettävyys (thanks to Marjut Mutanen)
French: design d’interfaces, expérience utilisateur, conception centrée utilisateur, utilisabilité
German: Interfacedesign, Benutzerfreundlichkeit, Gebrauchstauglichkeit
Italian: design delle interfacce, esperienza dell’utente, design utente-centrico, usabilità
Spanish: diseño de interfaces, experiencia de usuario, diseño centrado en el usuario, usabilidad

Note that some of these words seem a little akward for native speakers (e.g. Gebrauchstauglichkeit, kokemussuunnittelu), who then prefer the English version. This is especially the case for Dutch and German speakers.

Please send me other words and languages to add to this list.

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