UXDesigner

The use of Empathy and Technical skills to deliver better experiences to users

Nir Eyal, User Behaviour Guru

UX Designers at a glance

User Experience Design (UXD or UED) is the process of enhancing a product, process or system by improving its engagement, ease of use and delight. UX can be applied to all manor of industries and is not limited to Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) design. Typically UX designers are hired within the digital workspace and so manny of their technical skills revolve around technology while good UX designers have soft skills in empathy, research, analysis, critical thinking and artistic flair. UX Design often suits people who have a balance of both technical and artistic skills, able to be the ambassador for different stakeholders in the process.

Day in the life

Research & Hypothesis

UX Designers use both qualative and quantative research to help find problems that need solutions. They will create a hypothesis and align their solution to the business case. Most UX designers will be familiar with terms such as Dual Track Agile, Product Discovery, User Testing, Story Mapping, Site Analytics and User Behaviour Studies (Ethnography).

Prototyping & Experimentation

Typically UX Designer's hypothesis will require a prototype. Prototypes are a UX Designer's weapon to invalidate the ideas before expensive development resources are spent building the final solution. Prototypes allow UX designers to fail fast and learn quickly, in cohorts with the Product Owner and Lead Engineer UX Designers can minimise risk and maximise user delight.

Creative Direction/Design

Ultimately a UX Designer has to deliver a product that a user interacts with and so the look and feel of the product is an important facet of what a UX designer does. From the style guide to interaction design, a UX Designer will work closely with the Visual Designers, Graphic Designs and Front-End Designers to deliver the final fascia of a product.

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    £39,082 Highest 10% average
    £17,658 Average salary
    £4,500 Lowest 10% average
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  • Kingston Univeristy

    London - Phone: +44 (0)8448 552 177
    • 2012 - 2013 Tuition
    • £12,383 in-state
    • £29,938 out-of-state
    • Students
    • 28,933 enrolled
    • 48% male 52% female
    • Admissions
    • Dec. 1 application deadline
    • 59.1% accepted
  • Univeristy of Brighton

    Brighton - Phone: +44 (0) 1273 642455
    • 2012 - 2013 Tuition
    • £12,383 in-state
    • £29,938 out-of-state
    • Students
    • 28,933 enrolled
    • 48% male 52% female
    • Admissions
    • Dec. 1 application deadline
    • 59.1% accepted
  • Anglia Ruskin University

    Chelmsford - Phone: +44 (0) 845 271 3333
    • 2012 - 2013 Tuition
    • £12,383 in-state
    • £29,938 out-of-state
    • Students
    • 28,933 enrolled
    • 48% male 52% female
    • Admissions
    • Dec. 1 application deadline
    • 59.1% accepted
  • Loughborough University

    Seattle, WA 98195 - Phone: (206) 543-2100
    • 2012 - 2013 Tuition
    • £12,383 in-state
    • £29,938 out-of-state
    • Students
    • 28,933 enrolled
    • 48% male 52% female
    • Admissions
    • Dec. 1 application deadline
    • 59.1% accepted
  • University of Nottingham

    Seattle, WA 98195 - Phone: (206) 543-2100
    • 2012 - 2013 Tuition
    • £12,383 in-state
    • £29,938 out-of-state
    • Students
    • 28,933 enrolled
    • 48% male 52% female
    • Admissions
    • Dec. 1 application deadline
    • 59.1% accepted
  • Loughborough University

    3307 Third Avenue W Seattle, WA 98119-1997 - Phone: (206) 281-2000
    • 2012 - 2013 Tuition
    • £12,383 in-state
    • £29,938 out-of-state
    • Students
    • 28,933 enrolled
    • 48% male 52% female
    • Admissions
    • Dec. 1 application deadline
    • 59.1% accepted
  • University of Sussex

    3000 Landerhold Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007 - Phone: (425) 564-1000
    • 2012 - 2013 Tuition
    • £12,383 in-state
    • £29,938 out-of-state
    • Students
    • 28,933 enrolled
    • 48% male 52% female
    • Admissions
    • Dec. 1 application deadline
    • 59.1% accepted

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User Interface Designer
Snelling Staffing Services

We are looking for a UX/UI Designer for a full time position with a fast paced North Dallas company. You should be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen. Strong communication skills are a must and the ability to interact with both technical and non technical co workers. US Citizens and those legal to work in the United States are encouraged to apply.

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User Interface Designer
Snelling Staffing Services

We are looking for a UX/UI Designer for a full time position with a fast paced North Dallas company. You should be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen. Strong communication skills are a must and the ability to interact with both technical and non technical co workers. US Citizens and those legal to work in the United States are encouraged to apply.

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User Interface Designer
Snelling Staffing Services

We are looking for a UX/UI Designer for a full time position with a fast paced North Dallas company. You should be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen. Strong communication skills are a must and the ability to interact with both technical and non technical co workers. US Citizens and those legal to work in the United States are encouraged to apply.

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User Interface Designer
Snelling Staffing Services

We are looking for a UX/UI Designer for a full time position with a fast paced North Dallas company. You should be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen. Strong communication skills are a must and the ability to interact with both technical and non technical co workers. US Citizens and those legal to work in the United States are encouraged to apply.

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User Interface Designer
Snelling Staffing Services

We are looking for a UX/UI Designer for a full time position with a fast paced North Dallas company. You should be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen. Strong communication skills are a must and the ability to interact with both technical and non technical co workers. US Citizens and those legal to work in the United States are encouraged to apply.

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User Interface Designer
Snelling Staffing Services

We are looking for a UX/UI Designer for a full time position with a fast paced North Dallas company. You should be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen. Strong communication skills are a must and the ability to interact with both technical and non technical co workers. US Citizens and those legal to work in the United States are encouraged to apply.

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User Interface Designer
Snelling Staffing Services

We are looking for a UX/UI Designer for a full time position with a fast paced North Dallas company. You should be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen. Strong communication skills are a must and the ability to interact with both technical and non technical co workers. US Citizens and those legal to work in the United States are encouraged to apply.

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User Interface Designer
Snelling Staffing Services

We are looking for a UX/UI Designer for a full time position with a fast paced North Dallas company. You should be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen. Strong communication skills are a must and the ability to interact with both technical and non technical co workers. US Citizens and those legal to work in the United States are encouraged to apply.

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User Interface Designer
Snelling Staffing Services

We are looking for a UX/UI Designer for a full time position with a fast paced North Dallas company. You should be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen. Strong communication skills are a must and the ability to interact with both technical and non technical co workers. US Citizens and those legal to work in the United States are encouraged to apply.

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User Interface Designer
Snelling Staffing Services

We are looking for a UX/UI Designer for a full time position with a fast paced North Dallas company. You should be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen. Strong communication skills are a must and the ability to interact with both technical and non technical co workers. US Citizens and those legal to work in the United States are encouraged to apply.

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User Interface Designer
Snelling Staffing Services

We are looking for a UX/UI Designer for a full time position with a fast paced North Dallas company. You should be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen. Strong communication skills are a must and the ability to interact with both technical and non technical co workers. US Citizens and those legal to work in the United States are encouraged to apply.

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User Interface Designer
Snelling Staffing Services

We are looking for a UX/UI Designer for a full time position with a fast paced North Dallas company. You should be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen. Strong communication skills are a must and the ability to interact with both technical and non technical co workers. US Citizens and those legal to work in the United States are encouraged to apply.

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User Interface Designer
Snelling Staffing Services

We are looking for a UX/UI Designer for a full time position with a fast paced North Dallas company. You should be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen. Strong communication skills are a must and the ability to interact with both technical and non technical co workers. US Citizens and those legal to work in the United States are encouraged to apply.

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User Interface Designer
Snelling Staffing Services

We are looking for a UX/UI Designer for a full time position with a fast paced North Dallas company. You should be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen. Strong communication skills are a must and the ability to interact with both technical and non technical co workers. US Citizens and those legal to work in the United States are encouraged to apply.

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User Interface Designer
Snelling Staffing Services

We are looking for a UX/UI Designer for a full time position with a fast paced North Dallas company. You should be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen. Strong communication skills are a must and the ability to interact with both technical and non technical co workers. US Citizens and those legal to work in the United States are encouraged to apply.

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Company Comparison

Score Company Name Private/Public Career Growth Culture Wellness Work/Life Salary Benefits
9.5 Amazon, LLC Private Career Growth 9 Culture 10 Wellness 8 Work/Life 8 Salary 7 Benefits 9
9 Fiserv, Inc Public Career Growth 9 Culture 5 Wellness 9 Work/Life 7 Salary 9 Benefits 8
8.5 IHG, LLC Public Career Growth 9 Culture 10 Wellness 8 Work/Life 8 Salary 7 Benefits 9
8 Equifax, LLC Private Career Growth 9 Culture 5 Wellness 9 Work/Life 7 Salary 9 Benefits 8
7.5 Coca-Cola, N.AM. Private Career Growth 9 Culture 10 Wellness 8 Work/Life 8 Salary 7 Benefits 9
7 Carters, Corp Public Career Growth 9 Culture 5 Wellness 9 Work/Life 7 Salary 9 Benefits 8
  • User Interface Design

    Average Salary: £55,000

    Graphic Designer

    Average Salary: £55,000

    Web Designer

    Average Salary: £55,000
  • Information Architect

    Average Salary: £55,000

    Illustrator

    Average Salary: £55,000

    Researcher

    Average Salary: £55,000

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    Mike Matas

    User Experience Designer at Facebook, USA.

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    Trent Walton

    Founder of, Paravelinc.com, USA

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    Chris Coyier

    Owner of, CSS Tricks, USA.

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    Ty Fairclough

    User Experience Designer at CareerBuilder.

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    Joseph Fung

    User Experience Designer at BBC, UK.

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    Kevin Halley

    User Experience Designer at ITV, UK.

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