Do UX designers exist?
Michael Le

Great post. The point you make about role overlap is the crux of the issue. No one can argue with the fact that user experience is important as you say. However, the ownership of ‘the UX’ is distributed across other roles in most organisations (product managers, marketers, interaction designers, etc). When this happens, UX designers find themselves in the unpopular position of trying to siphon decision making power away from other people.