I’m sure many people will agree on this - UX design is one of the most misunderstood areas you can work in. But, it does make it all the more fun.
I studied UX Design with CareerFoundry, and have spent two years working as a UX designer. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve had to correct people’s ideas of UX design, I could retire tomorrow! (Of course, UX is fascinating, so I wouldn’t.)
I’ve been made to feel like a tree-hugging hippie by serious developer types, or by bosses who thought I was disproportionately prioritizing our users over the business needs. And believe me, I've had some fun discussions in social situations when I explain what I do for a living.
So why is UX design so misunderstood? In this post, I’ll tell you what I think the issue is, and look at the common myths I hear time and time again!