After many years of working in this field, I came to think about my identiy as an UX designer.
I've been in several companies and I don't think any of them gave us proper acknowledgement or recognition as a UX designer.
Some of them regard us as an anciliary job for SW developers.
And some of them thought that Service planners or Product Managers are all in charge of everything including small buttons and controls of the app. Functions and structures and priorites are all at their hands - UX designer is just an advisor for their better decision.
People seem to think everybody can do this job and there is no specialty in it.
Is this an inevitable phenomenon of a new emerging field?
Do you think UX is establising itself in industires as one of important areas?
How do you think of the present and future of this job?
I would like to hear your opinions and the situations in your countries.