At Devmountain, we know that in today’s world, businesses need to dig deeper than superficial changes and offer products that add value. This value is often reflected in how intuitive the product is, the practicality of its functions, ease-of-use, and overall feeling of delight that a product brings to the user.
UX designers fill this need by making a career out of product development. They focus on enhancing the experience consumers have when using a product, app, or website, and invoke positive emotional responses based on the look, feel, usability, and intuitiveness of, well… everything they can get their hands on.
UX design (short for user experience design) is a term that was coined by cognitive psychologist and electrical engineer, Don Norman. In the 1990s while working for Apple as their User Experience Architect, he became the first person to officially hold a user experience job title.
UX designers are responsible for determining a user’s overall experience with an object, website, application, etc., then they must find ways to implement a more practical, desirable, and user-friendly end product.
The understanding of UX design that Don gained in the following years went on to define the rest of his career. Listen to Don Norman explain user experience in his own words.
As a UX designer, your role in a project could vary greatly, depending on the needs of a specific product. However, there are some common tasks that you can expect to be involved with on a regular basis. These include: product research, creating personas, information architecture, creating wireframes/prototypes/mockups, interaction design, and product testing.
If you want to pursue a career in the creative, fulfilling, and impactful industry of UX design, then take a look at Devmountain’s 13-week immersive UX Design course.