In the Tradition of UX
I propose that UX (User Experience) is both (1) the method used to create the experience and (2) the experience of the thing or place itself. The method used to create the experience is the focus here.
When two or more people come to a subject matter at different times they will most likely understand that subject differently depending on time and place. This creates a problem of communication that is very similar to the old adage of the blind men and the elephant where each blind man’s description of the elephant was very different from the others’ descriptions. Those of us who come to UX from Information Architecture view UX differently than those that come from Interaction Design. The same is true for those who come from the development or business side. Furthermore, the view will differ depending on when the person comes to understand UX because the understanding also changes in time. Because there is no solution to this problem given that each person only has their own historical context I propose that instead of trying to define UX we create a UX language that we can all use to modify for every situation we rely on UX for. This refocuses the conversation to language and patterns.