Over the past few years, I have heard many proclamations and complaints from IxD/HCI practitioners and researchers that make me feel we have lost our way, that we have drunk a bit too much of our own Kool-Aid. I am the user's advocate. I fight with the developers and managers to make sure the users get what they want. That's my job. UX designer #1 The UX designers here make great designs. But no one listens to our ideas. We keep explaining why we need to design for the user's experience, but nobody cares. UX designer #2 I know…
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