UX Disciplines: Should UXers be expected to perform research and design (or even code?) [a #uxchat roundup] Should UXers broaden their skill sets or specialise? [a #uxchat roundup]

Last week on #uxchat, we discussed UX disciplines. Many good points were raised, mulled over, and then picked apart, particularly with the question about whether UXers should be expected to perform both research and design (and code, even.) Here are the talking points:

1. Should UXers perform both research and design? Equally, should you be expected to design and code?

2. What are the pros and cons of a UXer performing the research (as well as the design and code)? 

3. Should UXers broaden their skill sets or specialise? 

We’re joined by host Lorna Kenwright, Senior UX Designer at Shop Direct, UK’s second largest pureplay etailer .

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OJ Quevedo
UX + Marketing aficionado learning to be more user-centred and community-oriented at WhatUsersDo. Empathy makes the world go round. I'm a citizen of the world.

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