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Amy Chess, The User Experience of… Fixing Things:

Why do I tell this story? Mostly because it’s an example of a problem that found a solution, rather than the other way around. But also because it illustrates why people require solutions in the first place: because they are in crisis.

She brings up a good point here about empathy: that it’s the critical tool in the UX researcher or designer’s toolkit because she is not faced with the same motivation-generating crisis that the person on the other end of the problem is.

This is something that’s worth remembering whether you’re doing design work, user research, or development.

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