Usability Professionals Must Disappear

“Some professions are easier to label than others. Lawyers, doctors, accountants, firemen, plumbers — these people can name their job easily at a coc

“Some professions are easier to label than others. Lawyers, doctors, accountants, firemen, plumbers — these people can name their job easily at a cocktail party. Somehow ‘user experience practitioner’ doesn’t roll off the tongue so easily. Hence the inevitable effort for UX-types to name what it is they do: at conferences and in newsletters, for years, I’ve seen the endless discussions. Should it be ‘usability professional?’ ‘Information designer?’ ‘Interaction architect?’ Some other permutation? Here’s my proposal — easy to pronounce, easy to understand, just two easy words: ‘Who cares?'”


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Date:
November 24, 2016
Author:
XPLANE