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Chris NorthwoodThe Full Stack Developerhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4152-3_3

3. User Experience

Chris Northwood1 
Manchester, UK

One characteristic of software development in a modern digital organization is that it puts the needs of the user at the core of the purpose of the team, rather than just focusing on more detached engineering goals. The discipline of user experience (UX) works hand-in-hand with this new style of development to help build software that truly meets the user’s needs.

There is no clear definition of UX; the discipline is relatively young, and rapidly evolving. UX has evolved from a number of separate, but related, fields, into one that brings them all together. It merges the more academic discipline ...

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