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User Experience Design is the process of designing for satisfaction and delight by improving the customer’s experience when interacting with products, services and features. While it can apply to the experience of any product or service, UX was born out of digital product design. As a result, the UX profession has a focus on human-centred digital experiences. Simply put, any interaction an individual has with a company and the products or services offered by them is referred to as the ‘User Experience’.
An interface refers to the screen that the customer sees on any digital device, the ‘front end’ that they engage with. User Interface Design is the human-centred process that is taken to create the aesthetic experience of a digital product. This includes all of the design elements a user will see on screen: fonts, colour schemes, animations, imagery and buttons.
At the core of UX is ensuring that individuals find value in what is provided to them . For the user’s experience to be of true value, information must be:
This refers to having knowledge of a specific area of competency, like being able to use the Adobe Creative Suite, for example. The following applied skills are just some of those worth any UX Designer mastering:
Teamwork, time management, empathy and delegation are just some of the skills termed as ‘soft’ that you will need as a UX designer. Ultimately these are character traits and interpersonal skills that determine how a person will engage, work and interact with others. Other soft skills worth mentioning:
There are many UX and UI Design software applications. As a UX Designer, what you end up using might come down to personal preference, what you are familiar with, price point, type of project you are working on and what might be available in the organisation you work in.
Here are a few popular options to get you started: