Part 1. Unboxing UX – Why learn about Design?

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Design can be a black box for Engineers. While Designers are often considered to be the owners of UX, Engineers are responsible for implementation of back end and front. No matter how elegant the design, it’s this implementation where the User Experience ultimately either comes together or falls apart.

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When you look at examples of successful UX, they often tend to represent feats of engineering. Google Search is one such example. The speed and simplicity of search goes far beyond the visual and UX design – it’s also about the responsiveness of the technology.

The performance is the UX.

We need designers who are passionate about brilliant technology and engineers who are passionate about immaculate UX. Ultimately, UX and Front end are the same thing. When we learn more about what other roles do, we can have better conversations about the design and technical decisions we make on a day-to-day basis.

UX is a shared responsibility between Design and Engineering.

Part 2 of this post is now available.


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