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Future of the UX Industry: Niche or Not?

What is the user experience (UX) industry? Will the disciplines of Usability, IA, Interaction Design, Human Factors, etc. continue to compete within a fragmented, niche market? Or will they collaborate more, and help the industry become more powerful? How should these disciplines mature and advance the UX profession? Addressing these questions will help UX professionals and our industry as a whole work as a "holistic practice" instead of "fragmented fiefdoms". Panel (90 minute) by Jodi Sherman, Lyle Kantrovich, Susan Dray, Josh Seiden, Patrick Hoffman Usability perspectives for General