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Some time ago, I shared my way of explaining what we UX designers do.
Since then I’ve iterated the description and now I think I have a better one, so here it is!
“UX Designers are just like architects, but of digital products.
A traditional architect meets with clients, understand their preferences, the type of use that they’re going to give to the building, make blueprints and create mock-ups to later work alongside engineers to effectively build.
We do exactly the same but for digital products and services, like apps, webpages and such.”
Let’s break it down
I discovered that in general, it’s easier to understand something new if we can relate it with something that we know.
First cars looked like carriages. Effective innovations seem to sink in things that currently exist.
That connection is what seem to allow mainstream culture to grasp new concepts.
This is the principle that I used to create the explanation.
After testing several times, I found that it works really well to offer a glimpse of what our very complex discipline is.
All feedback is welcomed! New iterations will be conducted 😉