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UXmatters has published 29 articles on the topic UX Professions.

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  1. What Does a UX Strategist Do?

    UX Strategy

    Building a rationale to guide design

    A column by Paul Bryan
    March 20, 2012

    The role of UX Strategist has been popping up lately in job descriptions, discussion forums, and professional profiles on the Web. Clients have assigned this role to me on a number of consulting projects. Some of my colleagues have taken UX Strategist as their new title. But what does a UX Strategist do that’s different from, say, a UX Architect or a UX Designer or a Director of User Experience? Does this role open up a new career path for UX professionals, or is this title just a way of making our work sound more important? Recently, I did some research, and I’d like to use this edition of my column UX Strategy to take a stab at defining the role of UX Strategist as it stands today. Read More

  2. User Experience and Accessibility | Working with Visual Designers

    Ask UXmatters

    Get expert answers

    A column by Janet M. Six
    September 22, 2014

    In this edition of Ask UXmatters, our panel of UX experts answers questions about two issues that confront UX professionals:

    • Should accessibility be a UX team’s responsibility?
    • What is the best way to work with a visual designer?

    Should user experience and accessibility be the responsibility of the same team? Should accessibility be part of a UX team’s purview? When should designers think about the accessibility of a design? What types of disabilities may impact people’s ability to use your products? Read More

  3. UX Generalists or Specialists?

    Practical Usability

    Moving toward a more usable world

    A column by Jim Ross
    September 7, 2015

    This is a question that every UX professional faces at some point: is it better to be a UX generalist—for example, practicing both user research and UX design—or is it better to specialize—perhaps in a specific domain? Companies often question whether a team of UX generalists or a mix of specialists is best.

    I might be the ideal person to answer this question. Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the unusual experience of starting out as a UX design generalist, becoming a user research specialist, and again becoming a UX design generalist. In this column, I’ll discuss the advantages and disadvantages of generalization and specialization for UX professionals and the companies that hire them. Read More

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