January 18, 2012
DSIA Research Initiative recognizes Peter Boersma's contribution of a T-model for UX design as an official assertion. DSIA Research Initiative defines an assertion as a loosely supported concept that claims theoretical or practical relevance to the field of information architecture.
Boersma's claim—that UX design is a metapractice that originates from the overlapping areas of multiple disciplines—was recently validated by Nathaniel Davis in a diagram called DSIA UX Design Practice Verticals. While the practice verticals themselves are slightly different than Boersma's original diagram, Davis demonstrates how the fundamental claim of discipline overlap can be charted.
Now, practitioners and educators can better understand the relationship between each vertical and set clearer expectations around IA and UX design skills. Expect more ideas for applying UX design practice verticals in the future!
- Learn more about the Boersma assertion and DSIA UX Design Practice Verticals