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What is User Experience Design?

There are so many discussion online on user experience, what it is and what it’s not, and it gives me a headache every time I see a debate. There is in general just so much confusion. I can only suspect why that is:

  1. Many young people feel attracted to UX, and get into the field without a proper formal education. I don’t have a problem with this approach, as long as they educate themselves through other sources out there. And there are plenty of it.
  2. Large organisations know they need designers, but don’t know how to integrated us. Yes, unlike Sales, Marketing, Finance, HR, Business Development, Engineering, etc. we are a very different tribe with needs that are different from what organisations know.

Four UX methodologies

User experience (UX) cannot be designed. User experience is rather the outcome of design, i.e. how a user feels about a product, when using it.

Data and the intricacies of displaying no value

Screen typography is more than selecting a nicely legible typeface, it’s font sizes, leading, kerning, and perhaps color. Screen typography really takes on a different dimension for software interfaces that have to deal with lots of data. This is similar to what we know from typography in print design.