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Obviously you could expect that some of your future users will be Mac users who know Time Machine (~9% OSX worldwide users, Statista January 2015, in German) therefore could know how to interpret your design. (I wouldn’t rely on it. Who’s doing backups anyway!) For me, thinking about ways to display timelines, I would assign the Present to the left and Past ...


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I like all aforementioned answers. I would also add that in many instances we are using "X" to show power/importance of a concept. We may find a number of websites and companies who are trying to select a word for their brands that contains X to empower their branding. Besides, this is kinda formal in computer science to replace "ex" with X, for those who ...


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I find it glaring that the sound of the letter 'X' (ex) is the same as the opening sound in experience, whereas the letter 'E' sounds like the start of international. So I think that sound-wise, UX is closer to User Experience than UE. Just to support this: Extra large is marked 'XL' and not 'EL'. Also, the sound of UE (U-yi) reminds of GUI (Gu-yi) and ...


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1. UE was used before UX This is the first recorded instance of "User Experience" as a job role that I could find and it came from an Apple document from 1995... This office has introduced a new procedure for products, which starts with the creation of a "User Experience Requirements Document" (UERD). -- source: Don Norman, Jim Miller, Austin ...


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The words "user" and "experience" have been used in the same sentence for a while. Both the topic and the role have been evolving for a while. Here's a paper that I delivered at an early "before we called it the Web" conference on interactive systems in 1984 titled "Interactive Architecture and the role of the Designer" ...



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