Good article but why do you think user research isn’t part of UX?
Ana Sofia de Almeida

Hi Ana, thank you for your response!

I do not think user research is not part of UX, but I do think there are UX designers who see UX and research as siloes. I wanted to bring attention to this topic so that UX designers who are practicing in establishments that do not see the value of UX or Interaction designers working together with research could feel empowered to break those barriers and collaborate with researchers.