There's still time to submit your human factors/ergonomics (HF/E) research on the effective and satisfying use of social media to win the 2013 Human Factors Prize. The prize recognizes excellence in HF/E research and carries a $10,000 cash award and publication of the winning paper in the journal, Human Factors. The deadline has been extended to July 15, 2013.
I'm french and I work as what we call an "ergonome". I'm a bit confused about all the terms that are used to speak about "UX/usability/interaction" related jobs in the english speaking world : I read things about "Interaction designers", "Human factor specialists", "User experience specialist", "Usability specialists", "Information architects", and I'm... lost.
I would like to engage the UX designer community in a discussion about the different roles and skills necessary in today’s User Experience design field. We have allowed many people in years past to define, or try to define what a UX designer is. From developers, who may see us as simple-minded individuals who don’t understand basic UI design principles, to the business executives, who may see what we do as the final frosting decoration on the cake.