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User Experience Design

This in-demand career is all about making every person’s interaction with your website, app or brand easy, enjoyable and effective.

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What is UX and UI design?

Every time you browse a website, open an app or ask your smart assistant what the time is, you’re using a user interface (“UI”). You’re also having a user experience (“UX”) – and you’re having a user experience when you check into a hotel, or try on a new coat, too. UX/UI Design is all about making every interaction with potential and actual customers effective and easy.

UX and UI Design are both rapidly evolving, varied and exciting fields to work in. They are both highly creative but also highly analytical careers, where you’ll need to combine common workplace skills like communication and problem-solving with specific technical skills. These careers also offer opportunities to specialise in fascinating areas such as UX writing, user research or even voice design.

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Is a UX/UI design career right for me?

Something that sets UX/UI careers apart is that they require both creative and analytical ability. For example, you’ll need to conduct research and review results to spot insights; on the other hand, you’ll need to generate ideas and solve problems with creative solutions. 

These careers usually come with long-term job security and continuous learning which prevents stagnation. While many UX/UI designers work at organisations, freelancing is also a possibility for a confident UX/UI designer.

How do I start a UX/UI design career?

UX/UI Designers come from all walks of life, and there are many routes into it. It’s important to know that you don’t need a creative academic background to become a UX Designer. Whether you’re a good fit for it comes down to what you enjoy and what workplace skills you have. 

UX/UI bootcamps can be a great way to start your career from scratch. Many offer practical activities and opportunities to build a UX or UI portfolio. You could also complete an outcomes-focussed online design course.

Where could this career take me?

We’ve scoured the internet and found a whole heap of resources around life as a UX Designer. Take a look at the links below to see what we’ve found.

Deliveroo

Design at Deliveroo

Curve

Customer Experience Growth Framework

Google

A Year of Learning and Leading UX

Netflix

Inside Design at Netflix

Smashing Mag

Magazine for UX Design

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Consumers increasingly want to connect and form relationships with brands. So carefully designing every interaction is key, whether that's a warm welcome in-store or seamless checkout online. UX and UI designers are at the forefront of this evolving field.quote-end icon

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