Dueling and Design : How fencing and UX are quite alike

Seeing parallels between UX and other fields of practice stimulates the creative flows.

“Since most people are not very familiar with modern competition fencing, let’s start by taking a look at the sport. Modern fencing has its roots in swordplay, but the training and tactics employed are meant to win competitions, not duels. Bouts are fenced to a set number of points. Points are most often scored by making a valid touch on your opponent although points can also be awarded if a fencer retreats off the end of the strip or for certain rule violations. There is a director who judges the bout and enforces the rules.”

(Ben Self ~ UX magazine)

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