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Published on January 15th, 2018 | by Emergent Enterprise

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The Golden UX

Most of us have been taught the Golden Rule in some way, shape or form. It may have been a spiritual lesson or a humanitarian teaching. Perhaps it was wisdom passed to you from a parent or a teacher. The Golden Rule is essentially this: Treat others as you would like to be treated. Sound familiar? Of course it does. In many ways it is considered a universal truth spanning time, religions, philosophies and beliefs. Heck, a form of it is found in the Egyptian Book of the Dead and that was written around 1500 BC.

 

As I learn more and more about user experience design and practice, I realize that the foundational ideas within it are many truths that we already know: empathize with your audience, don’t be presumptuous, be humble and, yes, treat others like you would like to be treated.

Every user experience is an imposition of some sort. It is an instance where we demand the attention of the user. We are asking for their senses and their heart, soul, and mind all in one moment.
What’s a good starting point for how we can design effective UX? How about asking the question, “How would I like to be treated?”


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