Static Analysis of UX
It seems possible to generate all states of a purely functional UI so that it can be analyzed and audited.
A sub field of artificial intelligence (AI) concerned with helping agents generate valid and coherent plans of actions to reach a goal.
Applies a result (usually favorable) to an activity e.g. learning (the activity) is valuable because of the outward effect on, for example, being better at one’s job and earning more money
User experience is subjective which makes improvements in UX difficult to calibrate since we need to rely more our collective taste and/or talking to users.
Something that would be valuable even in the absence of outward effects e.
Improving the 'Hand Feel' of Software Engineering
Similar to Neil Gaiman’s remarks about a fountain pen and writing there are ways that enhance the feeling of a craft.