UXnet, a community of purpose?
April 21, 2005 at 6:16 PM
Peter Merholz writes an interesting post about how User Experience is a Quality, Not A Discipline and proceeds to bash UXnet for whatever particular reason. Dirk Knemeyer replies with The State of User Experience. This is all very interesting as it seems clear to me that Peter believes UXnet is stating that User Experience is a practice purely by its existence. Which I disagree with, User Experience is not a practice. He also makes a claim that UX is trying to establish a community of practice. The reality is, I believe, that UXnet is trying to establish community of purpose [thanks for the link Jay], which is quite different. At any rate, I suppose I'll be the one in the back of the room heckling Peter at WebVisions 2005. I hope to see you there.
Naming is boring. Unless they're leading to bad work, let all of these disciplines exist...whatever gets the designer focused on the user is GOOD. If you focus on your users each time you go out and design, it doesn't matter if you're doing "usability", "user experience", "information architecture", "user-centered design", or whatever else you can come up with. It's all GOOD. Heckle a little for me, will you Nick?
If you focus on your users each time you go out and design [...]. It's all GOOD. Haha, that's quite refreshing, and it's simply right :)