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Domain knowledge helps UX designers anticipate users' needs and challenges, and design usable solutions that resonate with the target audience. It also enables effective communication and collaboration among team members and stakeholders. UX designers with domain expertise can make informed design decisions, enhance user empathy, and foster trust and credibility.
Domain knowledge enables us to speak the language of the users, as well as of our stakeholders. It helps us to anticipate users' needs and challenges more effectively and design usable solutions that resonate deeply with the target audience.
To master a domain, UX designers should start by identifying what they don't know and then focus on learning the concepts and terminology characteristic of that domain. Waiting to achieve domain mastery is rarely feasible given the tight timelines of business. Domain expertise allows for faster design iterations and better understanding of user feedback and design implications.
In our modern world, UX designers must operate under the tight timelines of the business, so waiting to achieve domain mastery is rarely feasible.