Michael Cummings on UX design

Cummings writes: “UX design is the art and science of integrating all of the various elements that comprise an interactive system, so that: (1) The user’s needs, limitations, goals, desires, and expectations are served; (2) The publishing organization’s objectives are served as a result of serving the user’s (#1); and (3) The whole is greater than the sum of the parts”.

We could perhaps leave off #3, since in all forms of design the whole should be greater than the sum of the parts. But it is an otherwise helpful article for an overview of UX design. I like that Cummings’ builds on Jesse James Garrett’s famous Elements of User Experience diagram, which I’ve also found to be an essential point of reference for UX practice:



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