User experience (UX) designer | Selby College
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User experience (UX) designer

UX designers use research to understand their users and create websites, applications and software to meet their needs.

Potential salary

£23,000 to £40,000

Employment by 2024


Working hours

37 to 39 a week

  • knowledge of computer operating systems, hardware and software
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to write computer programs
  • persistence and determination
  • analytical thinking skills
  • to be flexible and open to change
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • maths knowledge
  • thinking and reasoning skills
  • to have a thorough understanding of computer systems and applications

On a daily basis you'll:

  • help your team define the user experience (UX) strategy for its products and services
  • do stakeholder research to understand service and business needs
  • use personas and data to meet user needs
  • support software developers with the technical demands of your ideas
  • build user journeys, prototypes and wireframes that communicate your ideas to the team
  • write clear specifications and guidelines for developers or designers
  • work closely with visual designers to meet users needs
  • work with the research team to plan and carry out user research and usability testing
  • contribute to or run UX review sessions
  • analyse issues and recommend solutions

You could work in an office, from home or at a client's business.

With experience you could move into a management job and supervise other designers.

You could also move into a development role if you've got experience of programming languages.

You can find out more about working as a user experience (UX) designer fromUser Experience Professionals' Association; Tech Future Careers

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