Reverse Engineering User Experience (UX) topic overview/definition

What is Reverse Engineering?

Reverse-engineering is a process which enables a designer or developer to move from a finished product (create by someone else) to the process of creating that product. It is used for many reasons some legitimate and some not so legitimate throughout industry. A UX designer should be familiar with the concept of reverse-engineering and understand when it might add value to a project that they are working whilst always acting ethically and within the law.