UX as a profession: a teenage crisis

UX as an industry is going through a teenage crisis—UXers need to be generalists in order to guarantee good experience throughout.

So, when I see each year the “ultimate skill” being bizDev, or code, or now writing, I cringe. You need to do *all* of these, dummy. Or at least understand them well enough to work with them. Look at the history of System Designers and Analysts, in the field of Info Systems.

There’s tons of literature on that, as they too went through the same phase. Nothing’s new under the sun, #UX is not special. InfoSys drew a nice conclusion about their job, that they should be *Catalysts* of Systems Design. We in #UX can aspire to become something of this sort.

This was originally a Twitter thread here:

Follow me on Twitter or the blog for more—I am trying to revive this space.

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