A Guide to The Domain of User Experience

The magical land of user experience is surrounded by a sea, with mountains and rivers, paths and pitfalls.

A fantasy map illustrating the activities of the UX practitioner.
A fantasy map illustrating the activities of the UX practitioner.

Sea of User Research and the Harbor of Insights

Just as important as conducting research is surfacing insights. Insights and recommendations move design and project priorities forward with intention.

Moor of Content Strategy

Mountains of Facilitation

Stakeholder Territory

IA Lake

Fertile Soil of Solutions

Service Design and IxD bundle meaning, structure, constraints, and user context. The UX practitioner must successfully choreograph complex technical and user touchpoints to ideate on user-centered solutions.

Collaboration Castle, Communication Towers, and Troublesome Ground

Collaboration and communication are primary skills for UX Practitioners, both essential for navigating the Domain of User Experience. The dangerous and troublesome ground of pride, inflexibility, information hoarding, and invulnerability prevent teamwork and conversation, hindering the aims of an excellent user experience.

The Great Forests of Information Design

UI Design District

Visual Design Villa

Thrilling Exploration

UX practitioners are a brave lot, willing to sail the broad seas of user research, merge business goals with user needs, walk in paths of empathy, and collaboratively explore design while navigating rivers of shared understanding.

UX Practitioner driven to provide exceptional end to end user experience.

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