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This question is bit off but I always wondered about this. here it goes, how can one call himself as an UX Designer?, when it is a feeling which is experienced by the end user, not like creating an actual thing. how can one design this feeling? one can work on creating this feeling. rather he can call himself as an UX Expert which makes sense to me.

It sounds wrong to me calling it UX Design, where as term UI Design makes perfect sense. can someone explain/enlighten me if I am wrong?.

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experience - (n.) practical contact with and observation of facts or events.

design - (n.) purpose, planning, or intention that exists or is thought to exist behind an action, fact, or material object.


Seems like you could argue that a user's contact with your application could be purposefully and intentionally planned. The "user" modifier is to state that this purposeful design is focused around improving, specifically, the user's experience.

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