Jonathan Arnowitz, Elizabeth Dykstra-Erickson
We think "we" own the design of the user experience. Now comes the troubling question: Who are we? We hoped that by setting out an ownership challenge we would instigate some trouble among several organizations competing for turf. This competition largely did not happen. It did not happen because SIGCHI, SIGGRAPH, AIGA, UPA, Design Management, AiFiA and others are finally becoming the complementary groups they should be. They compete in some aspects: The AIGA Experience Design Group is definitely competing for the same members as the practitioner community of SIGCHI. UPA started off as a splinter group from SIGCHI,…
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