UX designers work on user experience design to enhance user satisfaction of a product by improving its usability, accessibility and appeal. They focus on how users interact with a product and are concerned with users’ overall experiences. Their work combines elements of interaction design, user research and information architecture.
When listing qualifications in a UX designer job description, comment that the applicant should have at least an associate degree and a portfolio of UX interface work. Coursework in computer science, graphic design and web design is most beneficial for this role.
UX designers need to have strong customer service skills and must be user-centric. They need to come up with creative and innovative solutions, pay attention to details and concentrate on coding and designing on a computer for long time periods. See the UX designer job description below for an understanding of what you should include in your own version.
UX Designer Job Summary
Are you looking for a challenge and a larger creative outlet? If you’re a driven designer with a passion for creating the best user experiences possible, we have a place for you. We are seeking a UX designer to join our team of designers and art directors to create the best user experiences in the industry. Use your design and user experience skills to take charge of our user research and translate needs into wireframes and prototypes to improve the overall functionality of our offerings. Join our growing company and help us refine our world class products. Enjoy our great studio culture and our state-of-the-art facility where we work and play hard every day.
- Work in a collaborative environment on product and visual design elements to ensure simple user interface that provides information that is easy to read, understand and find
- Lead experience design strategy sessions by evaluating user goals, client needs and technical opportunities, and refining and improving products
- Define user-centered design and testing methodologies, and validate designs through A/B testing with product management and qualitative user research, including conducting interviews, analyzing user behavior and identifying patterns
- Help develop best practices and processes for UX and design activities
- Create roadmaps for design and development based on creative and technical guidelines, UX principles, research and client strategy
- Provide support to fellow UX designers, graphic designers and developers during production phases
- Develop prototypes, screenshots and wireframes, and present designs to design, product and engineering teams, stakeholders and management, then make strategic design and user experience decisions based on business and user requirements
- Prepare, present and document design templates and create libraries for images
Job Skills & Qualifications
- Associate degree or equivalent college coursework in web design, graphic design, computer science or usability
- Experience creating websites, games and/or mobile applications
- Wireframing, prototyping and user testing experience
- Portfolio showcasing previous UX interfaces
- Knowledgeable about development, program testing and database management system software
- Familiar with application and computer servers
- Bachelor’s degree
- Project management experience
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UX Designer Job Responsibilities
Because user experience design is a fairly new concept in the world of web development, ecommerce and user interactivity, finding an experienced UX designer can be difficult. Many applicants don’t quite understand the difference between a user interface designer and user experience designer, and you’ll end up wading through a sea of applications from UI designers who think UX is just the trendiest new term for interface design. To avoid drowning in useless applications, the meat of your UX designer job description – the responsibilities – should clarify what you need and attract just the right candidates.
Ideally, you should write your UX designer job description using action verbs, and a list of 10 or fewer succinct bullet points. Those bullets should cover specific territory that makes it clear what a qualified UX designer will do on a daily basis. Use terminology specific to user experience design that readers won’t confuse with user interface design, and be sure to make mention of a UX designer’s role as partner to the UI designer, rather than interchangeable with the UI designer. Providing insight and granularity into the role will ensure a better applicant pool.
Try these example UX designer job responsibilities:
- Map user pathways and determine problem areas in current user flows
- Introduce new flow concepts to improve user experience and minimize effort
- Collaborate with marketing and sales teams on directing user flows to purchases
- Partner with user interface designers to optimize interactivity and ease of use
- Perform A/B testing to determine user response
UX Designer Job Specifications
Certain skills are a necessity to qualify for a UX designer job; some are a universal necessity, while others are specific to your company. Breaking down those skills in your UX designer job description will further narrow your applicants and screen out the unqualified by providing a clear checklist of job qualifications and skills that jobseekers must meet before you consider them for the role.
You have three resources for narrowing down your list of key skills. First and easiest is your own criteria for what makes a good hire and fulfills your goals for the role. Second is your current team and what they need to be able to work with this new hire effectively. Third is, surprisingly, your customer base. The data you have on your customers is already telling you exactly what’s missing from your user experience in either your apps or your websites. If you know what the gaps are, you know what skills are necessary to remedy them, such as SEO experience and consumer trends expertise. Include those skills in your UX designer job description, and you’ll attract jobseekers who aren’t just right for the job but are also right for your specific company needs.
Here’s an excellent sample of what UX designer job specifications should look like:
- Bachelor’s degree or 3-5 years of equivalent experience
- Portfolio that includes at least one Fortune 1000 company website
- Strong expertise in data analytics and consumer trends
- SEO experience a plus
- Particular focus on new user onboarding