July 13, 2017

A Day In The Life Of A UX Designer

Looking for an in-demand creative career? The rapidly growing niche of UX Design, or User Experience Design, might be the perfect fit for you. In this post, we are going to shine the spotlight on user experience design and look at a day in the life of a UX designer. Are you ready to learn about this cool career?

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Wikipedia.com defines UX design, or User Experience Design as “the process of enhancing user satisfaction with a product by improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction with the product.” The goal of UX design is to make products, services, apps, websites, software, and other forms of technology as easy to use as possible.

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UX designers balance and understand both the customer’s needs and the company’s goals. Essentially they work with both the geniuses behind the technology and the everyday folks who use the end product. By enhancing the user experience, they help companies find success. Any company that has a product or service will likely need a UX designer, which makes this an in-demand creative job.

Let’s take a quick look at a day in the life of a UX designer:

  • Research
  • Analysis
  • Design
  • Testing

That’s not the most in-depth description because no two days at work are the same in this user-centric job. In a day in the life of a UX designer they might identify patterns, consult with engineers, discuss with audience, code new interfaces, meet with users, analyze products & services, or test new designs. UX design requires out of the box thinking to meet the wants and needs of both companies and consumers.

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Based on this brief tick list, do you want to become a UX designer? There’s no predefined path to break into this field. In fact, there are many different routes to find a UX design job. Since there are no real formal degrees, certifications, or licenses, it’s best to take an online UX course or earn a bachelors or masters degree in a tech related field like computer science, graphic design, visual design, etc. Next find a mentor who can help guide you to success.

In today’s tech savvy world, UX design is an important job. Companies find it incredibly valuable to make their end products both useful and functional and they pay top dollar to UX designers who can make this happen. On average, UX designers make $90,000 per year – that’s one of the highest paying jobs around! And did you know that UX design is a top job for work-life balance too?

Stop by JobMonkeyJobs.com to search for UX design jobs today.

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About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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