What is UX?

This is how I define “UX”

UX stands for user experience. A user is a person who uses a system, experiencing something in a certain context.

Search for “UX” on monster, stepstone or LinkedIn and you’re likely to find a plethora of job titles with the UX modifier: designer, manager, architect, researcher, practitioner, specialist, guru, evangelist, god.

They all involve keeping the interests, motives, needs and pains of a system’s users at heart.

What is “good UX”?

“Good UX” is like coasting down a gentle slope on your bike: effortless.

“Good UX” means setting profit motiviations aside and seeking out solutions that do not harm society or the environment.

That may mean:

  • standing up to stakeholders or peers
  • standing up to your boss
  • turning down or quitting jobs

Published: Jul 08, 2018

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