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If you are passionate about aesthetics, brand design, or accessibility, a user experience design career could be a great fit! If you decide to become a user experience (UX) designer, you’ll have the chance to affect the entire look and feel of software applications and services, making a very real and very immediate impact on their active user base. You’ll encounter many intriguing and complex issues that crop up in an end user’s application experience, and you’ll get to solve them with creative, pleasing designs.

Experience design jobs aren’t just about making apps look beautiful (although that is definitely a major focal point!). If you become a user interface (UI) designer, you’ll also be responsible for ensuring that your design concepts are in line with both informal guidelines and formal legal mandates targeting accessibility. Your work will help bridge the gap for users who, through no fault of their own, otherwise may be excluded from benefiting from your app or service.

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Why should I become a user experience designer?

User interface jobs and user experience design jobs have a lot of overlap, but there are a few key differences in what each is responsible for during the design phase of a project. Review the options below and determine whether you’re drawn to UI or UX jobs.

UX design: the full vision

User experience designers might work on digital or physical projects, aiming to make each and every user’s end-to-end experience a success. Some UX designers even extend this concept to the entire set of interactions a user will ever have with their company — now that’s a lot to handle!

UI design: deliciously detailed

User interface designers work solely on digital products, like apps and web pages, zeroing in on the details of how users interface with a product. While this may seem like less to handle than a UX designer’s work, a product’s user interface is a great spot to highlight a product’s accessibility features or to showcase company branding.

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What skills do you need to work in UI/UX?

  • Prototyping/wireframing

    These concepts are the core of all UX jobs. Creating mockups allows designers to envision UI concepts and elements more clearly, so make sure you’re comfortable making prototypes (and lots of them).

  • User testing

    Testing is very important in front-end application design. While designers try to understand and design for every end user they can, it’s often only by prompting user feedback that they can understand specifically what optimizations are still needed for an app.

  • Visual design concepts

    From design job staples like typography and color theory all the way up to user experience research and accessibility in design, if you want to become a UI/UX designer, you’ll have to cultivate both aesthetic and strategic sensibilities.

  • Research and analysis

    As tech quantifies more and more of daily life, research skills have become commonplace in many fields, and design is no different. UX analysts seek to deliver new UX design insights sourced from this plentiful data.

  • Collaboration and Teamwork Skills

    Tech is a team sport! As a UI/UX designer, you’ll need to be able to work as part of a larger, collaborative project team, as well as gather and work with qualitative end user feedback, to excel.

What are the future prospects for UX designers?

Since UX design jobs may concern either physical or digital projects, there’s a lot of flexibility in terms of the type of companies that hire designers. If you’re looking to switch careers and become a UX designer, you’ll have a lot of different workplace options, and you will likely be able to select an innovative, modern job with interesting design tasks — particularly if you opt to specialize.

User experience jobs can also be quite lucrative! Recent research as compiled by the United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics indicates that web developers and digital designers, which is the category inclusive of UI/UX jobs, have an average salary of nearly $80,000 annually. Of course, experience level comes into play as well, so jobs for principal UX designers and senior UX designers come complete with a well-deserved salary increase.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is being a UX designer a good choice of career?

    Yes! UI/UX jobs are a great way for creative types to gain a foothold in the tech industry. These types of jobs also boast an extremely strong future, as design roles grow more and more important as humans develop more and more complex applications/websites. At the present time, there is almost always a need for an interface through which customers will interact with a business, and so UX strategists and designers should have very little difficulty in finding work (provided they continue to develop professionally).

  • What are some of the most common roles in UI/UX?

    There are a lot of elements that make up a successful UI/UX design, and highly successful organizations similarly seek variety when assembling their UI and UX teams. Of course, design job descriptions do vary widely; in your future UX career, you’re likely to encounter some of the following colleagues:

    • UX Researcher – A specialist role, this individual is concerned with analyzing users’ goals and actions taken/not taken, with the objective of obtaining insights to inform future designs.
    • UX Architect – Also a specialist role, this individual optimizes information and content holistically throughout a product in support of a positive and accessible user experience.
    • UX Writer – This role, a fairly recent development as a specialization of the user experience field, is charged with creating all text that users see when using the product. Their writing must be useful, clear, and on brand.
    • UX Strategist – These individuals ensure that the efforts of the UX design team are supportive of the organization’s overall business goals. To be successful in this challenging role, you will need expertise across the board in UX design, as well as exceptionally developed soft skills.
  • What are the job responsibilities of a user experience designer?

    User experience (UX) designers have a lot on their plate when it comes to job responsibilities. These individuals are responsible for the look and feel of the total set of interactions that any given customer might have with a particular product or service. On a typical day, a senior UX designer might expect to:

    • Analyze a prospective product’s specifications with regard to end users’ mindset and needs.
    • Create wireframes and other prototyping materials to flesh out an initial design concept.
    • Ensure that developers understand the prototypes and that designs created are reflective of reality.
    • Conduct usability testing and make recommendations for further optimizations or tweaks to the user experience.
  • What are the qualifications required to become a UX designer?

    If you’re looking for UX designer jobs, you’ll need to bring your A-game when it comes to your professional qualifications and work experience. Whether you’re new to the field and seeking your first associate UX designer job or you’re a seasoned veteran aiming for a higher position as a senior UX researcher, you need to make sure you have what it takes to succeed. Some key qualifications to focus on for the UX field include:

    • UX design experience
    • Familiarity with commonly used tools in the UX design space (e.g., Sketch, InVision, Adobe XD, etc.)
    • End user testing management and results analysis capabilities
    • Working knowledge of user-centric design principles and responsive design best practices
    • A portfolio of previous UX design projects
  • What industries hire UI/UX engineers?

    UI/UX engineer jobs are plentiful, as almost every product or project developed with humans in mind needs an interface and an overall user experience to some degree. These design jobs can be found in a plethora of different industries, from the very technological to the very mundane. Here are a few examples of good industries for UI and UX:

    • Media and publishing
    • Advertising
    • Retail and eCommerce
    • Aerospace
    • Healthcare
    • Financial services
    • Software and IT

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