Donald Arthur Norman

I invented the term (UX Architect) because I thought human interface and usability were too narrow. I wanted to cover all aspects of the person’s experience with a system, including industrial design, graphics, the interface, the physical interaction, and the manual.

Donald A. Norman
Donald A. Norman

An American researcher, professor, and author (The Design of Everyday Things). As Apple’s User Experience Architect (90's), he became the first person to have UX in his job title.

In early 90’s, as Apple’s User Experience Architect, Norman became the first person to have UX (User Experience) in his job title.

Prior to his job at Apple, in 1988, Norman published The Psychology of Everyday Things later updated to The Design of Everyday Things which continues to be a UX design major reference to this day.

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