UX Generalists or Specialists?

This is a question that every UX professional faces at some point: is it better to be a UX generalist—for example, practicing both user research and UX design—or is it better to specialize—perhaps in a specific domain? Companies often question whether a team of UX generalists or a mix of specialists is best.

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  • Personally, I have a huge problem with those who are so specialists that it becomes difficult to justify their presence. For specialists, consulting is a better career option.

  • I guess I would pick a generalist as its humans that use a UI. What changes is very specialised domains (defense, healthcare) where the requirements in error are different. But how many times are you gonna design the F22 controls?

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