As a front-end developer with big interest in UX Design ...
I've read many articles and good books about UX. I'm confused about something that appears to be a major part of UX philosophy:
You are not the user (I understand that), design for the user
... studies show that we are different
If we are so different why do we need to do user interviews, surveys, etc to understand our potential users? We already know that they are all different.
Does it mean that there is a standard [ design / color palette / shapes / forms ] to put on our design, and that will be good for most users?
I really believe that UX design is more important that developing interfaces. But there is some ideas I do not understand well.