31 Jan '12, 9am
[BLOGPOST] Ryan Freitas (@ryanchris): All About the Design-Loving, Bacon-Curing Founder of About.Me
I should preface all of this by saying that I don’t even know if I’m technically a UX designer anymore. I generally think of myself as a product designer these days. The UX community keeps shifting the definition of the role around, which I suppose is the biggest issue I have with the work we’re doing. In different forums, I have complained loudly that the UX field often feels cobbled together from all of these different disciplines. This results in inane turf battles over taxonomy and process documentation that I find not only useless but ultimately harmful to the direction the practice is headed in. Everything I know about people and systems is grounded in the neurobiology and artificial intelligence design I studied at university. That means I often feel like I’m speaking a different language than people who approach UX from an aesthetic or technical perspective. My gen...