Career memes of the week: UX designer

11 Jun 20139 Shares

They go by many different names – information architect, interaction designer, design analyst, usability engineer – but the general user experience designer title is what we use to describe those key people constantly balancing on that fine line between pleasing the user and satisfying business aims.

Often, user experience (UX) designers and user interface (UI) designers are thought to be one and the same but, in fact, UI design is just one piece of the overall puzzle UX sets out to solve.

A positive user experience is about usability, which means making sure that things are easy for users but also, sometimes, means guiding users to change their behaviour. If there was to be a marriage between your business’ goals and your users’ needs, a UX designer would be officiating the wedding.

We previously brought you an infographic on how to become a UX designer and, as you can imagine, it’s no easy feat.

According to PayScale, user experience designers in Ireland can expect a salary between €32,500 and €51,098, averaging €46,000, while user interface designers can earn an average of €42,000.

UX designer jobs available right now on IrishJobs.ie are advertising salaries of €40,000 to €55,000.

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Elaine Burke
By Elaine Burke

Elaine Burke is managing editor of Siliconrepublic.com. She joined in 2011 as a journalist covering gadgets, new media and tech jobs news. She comes from a background in publishing and is known for being particularly persnickety when it comes to spelling and grammar – earning her the nickname, Critical Red Pen. When she hasn’t got her nose stuck in her laptop, you’ll find her in the kitchen, at the cinema, or on the dancefloor.

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