Been away, haven’t had time to post. Today I came across Deborah Mayhew’s piece on ‘UXers – Who Are We Anyway?’, arguing against the UX Unicorn. But her background reminded me to complete the History of UX — with respect
UX is a “big tent” field; people get into it from a variety of backgrounds–but mostly three: psychology, computer science, and design. My first post on History of UX, I showed how UX goes back to Applied Psychology and the application
Last post, I proposed that UX is just specialized Applied Psychology. If that’s so, what can modern UX learn from Applied Psychology? Stepping back, what is Applied Psychology? A smart-ass answer would be: it is the application of psychology… then
Here I start to discuss one of the issues that got me writing on UX in the first place. Having been in the field quite a while, I get peeved reading about how UX is a new (or relatively new) field.