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This is my closing plenary from World Usability Day in Tallinn, Estonia on November 10, 2016.
User experience has been around since the dawn of time. But for most
people and their employers, UX is something that happens on a
two-dimensional interface – a laptop, a tablet, a smartphone. As a
result, our talents, as UX professionals, are limiting our career
opportunities. Service design is part of UX. So is product design. As
our discipline matures, we need to move beyond the digital interfaces
and demonstrate how our skills can be applied to many other areas. And
we need to adopt a clear, easy-to-understand definition of UX that
relates to an understandable, easy-to-implement design process. I’d
like to share this with you.
I made my first product design improvement at the age of three (I will
provide photographic proof). And I have been thinking about user
experience throughout my life. I would like to share some stories with
my friends in Estonia that I hope will help them grow their careers,
strengthen their community, and enhance their national presence on the