How to become a UX designer

Solve user problems by designing meaningful digital experiences.

Pathways to this career

  1. Complete recognised certifications, UX courses or digital experience course.
  2. Advance your skills as a UX designer through postgraduate qualifications in UX or website design.
  3. Build a portfolio of passion projects, voluntary projects, University tasks and successful experiments, showcasing your abilities and potential. An online presence can increase your chances of being seen by the right people.
  4. Research industry networks and communities to stay at the forefront of progressive UX design.

What does a UX designer do?

UX designers aim to create digital products that provide meaningful and relevant digital experiences that focus on improving the usability, accessibility and interaction of the product.

Tasks and duties

  • Conduct user research into the behaviour, motivations and needs of the customer
  • Develop user personas based on patterns and insights
  • Design prototypes and wireframes to validate and test design concepts to help solve customer needs
  • Advocate for user needs whilst balancing business goals and priorities
  • Work closely with UI designers, developers, content specialists, business analysts, and project and product managers

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