UX stands for user experience. A user is a person who uses a system, experiencing something in a certain context.
Search for “UX” on monster, stepstone or LinkedIn and you’re likely to find a plethora of job titles with the UX modifier: designer, manager, architect, researcher, practitioner, specialist, guru, evangelist, god.
They all involve keeping the interests, motives, needs and pains of a system’s users at heart.
What is “good UX”?
“Good UX” is like coasting down a gentle slope on your bike: effortless.
“Good UX” means setting profit motiviations aside and seeking out solutions that do not harm society or the environment.
That may mean:
- standing up to stakeholders or peers
- standing up to your boss
- turning down or quitting jobs