I think at this point I have no idea what "UX" is even supposed to mean anymore, it's just become another empty buzzword that popups and call-to-actions yell at me while I'm trying to read…
I hear you! Even that I'm in a line of UX, I sometimes don't know what my exact role is or how to describe my work. :) :(
I agree, it is no longer a buzzword, with the growing presence of public Design Language Systems (e.g. Material Design) both UX & UI design are maturing into commodities and within the next 5 years disappear under the 'Design Umbrella'.
Don't worry, you're not the representation of everyone. This example can happen with other concepts and they will not be even the representation of a real problem. The world is too big and Internet is even bigger to think about this as a problem.
I like when people take these 2 week primer courses that everyone is trying to sell and then proceed to say they are now a UX expert.
Npm install ux
I just wish I knew where to get more UX. I don't have enough right now and I think it's holding my product back.
Eat a banana.
Well, we've done it. Great job everyone, especially the ones introducing themselves as "ux designers".
Don't worry, next this happens to "Service Designers". ;)
"I"m a storyteller"
Service Design still has some room to grow into full-frontal buzzword status at least in the US.
Although I hear in Europe it's reached near-UX levels. I have buddy in Sweden who says every big company suit is now billing themselves as "service design" experts on their LinkedIn.
people who say they need UX tend to not understand what they need in terms of UX
Not a surprise, actually something similar happened with SEO before.
Yes, there was a time when SEO was a cool thing.
For me, the sign of a buzzword dying is when the chop shop "creative staffing firm" from my small hometown starts sending unsolicited emails about taking online courses in said buzzword.
BECOME A UX NINJA TODAY!
Stupid buzzword. It has become utterly meaningless.