What does UX stand for?
UX stands for User Experience.
What is User Experience Design?
User Experience (UX) Design is the process of creating evidence-based, interaction designs between human users and products, applications or websites. Design decisions in UX design are driven by research, data analysis, and test results rather than aesthetic preferences and opinions. Thus, UX embraces the theories of a number of disciplines such as user interface design, usability, accessibility, information architecture, and Human Computer Interaction.
UX Design is focused on anything that affects the user’s journey to solve that problem, positive or negative both on-screen and off.
What are User Experience Designers?
User experience (UX) designers work on a team to create products that provide meaningful and enjoyable experience for users, they are concerned with the entire process of product design, from branding to design to useability.
UX Designers consider the Why, What and How of Product Use
As a UX designer, you should consider the Why, What and How of product use.
- The Why involves the users’ motivations for adopting a product, whether they relate to a task they wish to perform with it or to values and views which users associate with the ownership and use of the product.
- The What addresses the things people can do with a product – its functionality.
- The How relates to the design of functionality in an accessible and aesthetically pleasant way.
UX designers start with the Why before determining the What and then, finally, the How in order to create products that users can form meaning full experiences with. In software designs, you will need to ensure the product’s “substance” comes through an existing device and offers a seamless, fluid experience.
“What should I major in if I want to pursue a career in UX design?”
If you have recently fallen in love with the field of UX design, you should know some information about:
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
HCI is a perfect field of study for UX design. It’s pretty self-explanatory, but the field explores the interactions between humans and computers. HCI teaches a mix of communication, Programming, psychology, and design. If you’re lucky enough to be at a school that offers this major, definitely take it. HCI blends together everything you need to know to have a successful career in user experience.
Believe it or not, psychology is super useful for a career in UX design and is my current major. Understanding human behavior and why you should design an interface a certain way is the ultimate factor that separates a UX designer from a graphic designer.
Computer science teaches programming, algorithms structures, and mathematics. While all of those classes are not completely necessary for a career in user experience, it will only help your career.
Any type of design education is also an obvious option to explore in college. There are majors in graphic design, interaction design, industrial design, etc. Any design major will teach you the basics of typography, colors, and computer software for design.
The UX process:
6. Analyze again
UX Design foundation skills:
1. Have basic knowledge on IoT
2. Have Experience on CAD (Computer-Aided Design)
3. Have Experience on CMS (Content Management System)
4. Creative and Developed mindset
After UX design you will skill at:
1. Higher levels of software and application development, such as project management
2. Web development, Information Systems Management, Database Administration
3. Senior UX Design or Manager for department
4. Creative Content Specialist
5. Front-End Developer
6. Front-End Designer
7. Graphic Designer (Digital Agency)
8. UX Consultation or Outsourcing
9. Starting up own business with SME Business size
10. Soft skill of the great leader for working as team