UX Design Thinking and Compassion
In this article, a trained physician and a UX designer share the similarities of their fields, and how a purposeful integration of compassion into design can help create healthier people and cultures. Both design and compassion begin with empathy, and a desire to help solve problems, and reduce pain and suffering for the user/patient. The article also notes that compassionate design can help shift the focus from just the user to all stakeholders involved, and then to ramifications or consequences that design might have on society. The idea that UX design and a UX designer have the power to be a force for good in the world resonates with me.