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