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Why Become a UX Designer?

understanding good UX User experience design (UX, UXD, UED or XD) is a process that aims to improve and enhance user satisfaction with a product. It seeks to achieve this by improving the product’s usability, accessibility, and pleasure when a user interacts with it.

UX is older than you might realise.

It may surprise some to know that the term UX was first mentioned circa 1993. But UX, or the principles behind UX, can be traced much further back. In ancient Rome, Vitruvius wrote De architectura (The Ten Books on Architecture), in this he describes the principle of good design as stability, utility, beauty. Very similar to our current accessibility, usability, and pleasure.

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