10 Most Common Misconceptions About User Experience Design

This is an old blog from almost 6 years ago but it is crazy that so much of this is still relevant. None the less it is still a great read.

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By Whitney HessJan 09, 2009
When I tell people that I am a user experience designer, I usually get a blank stare. I try to follow it up quickly by saying that I make stuff easy and pleasurable to use. That’s the repeatable one-liner, but it’s a gross oversimplification and isn’t doing me any favors.

The term “user experience” or UX has been getting a lot of play, but many businesses are confused about what it actually is and how crucial it is to their success.

I asked some of the most influential and widely respected practitioners in UX what they consider to be the biggest misperceptions of what we do. The result is a top 10 list to debunk the myths. Read it, learn it, live it.

User experience design is NOT…

1. …user interface design

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The Impact of Natural Language Understanding

This is a great article from Article Dr. Eslambolchi on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/impact-natural-language-understanding-dr-hossein-eslambolchi

Predictions about the future are important for our planning, so today I will give you my vision for the use of human languages by machines over the next 5 years. I wrote recently about my top ten predictions from a decade ago that have come to pass with the explosion of IP-centric developments. I also wrote that the “years between 2020-25 will be dominated by machines. Consumers and businesses will live in a robotic world — a scenario eerily reminiscent of the Terminator franchise.” How is that working out for us? … Read more