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User Experience Designer

Create meaningful user experiences by considering why and how they use products and services.

What's it like to be a User Experience Designer?

User Experience (UX) Designers help to create products that provide meaningful and relevant experiences to their users. They champion the needs of users by considering the Why, What, and How of product use.

User Experience Designer

Tasks and duties

  • Conduct user research and testing.
  • Develop wireframes and task flows based on user needs.
  • Collaborate with Product Managers, other Designers and Developers to create intuitive, user-friendly experiences.
  • Communicate design rationale to achieve shared understanding with various stakeholders.
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UX Designers are involved in the product development process from start to finish, including strategy, design, branding, usability, function and testing.

While UX Designers often work with digital products such as apps, websites and games, UX Designers may also work with non-tech products and experiences.

What can I earn as a User Experience Designer?

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How to become a User Experience Designer


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There are no formal education requirements to become a UX Designer, and there are many pathways into the role. An understanding of human behaviour and an eye for design are an advantage.

  1. Develop an eye for design, an understanding of design principles, and learn to identify strengths and weaknesses in user experiences. Consider a short course in UX or visual design, or seek out online or in-person groups to network with other designers and learn from their expertise.
  2. Develop a portfolio of work to show prospective employers. This can include work you’ve done on mock UX Design projects. Set up a blog or a website to showcase this work. Having a strong portfolio of your work that also demonstrates your design thinking is generally important to prospective employers.
  3. You may also consider a postgraduate qualification, such as the Graduate Certificate of UX and Web Design to further develop your skills.

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Graduate Certificate of UX and Web Design

This qualification develops your knowledge of design and user experience testing in the website design industry.
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Bachelor of Arts

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Bachelor of Design

This degree prepares you for a career in the design industry. There may also be an option to specialise in one area of design.
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Latest User Experience Designer reviews

Latest reviews from 23 User Experience Designers surveyed on SEEK
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Oct 2018
User Experience Design is about people and looking problems from all different angles
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Urban Planning
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1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
User Research
The good things
Meeting lots of users and understanding their motivations and needs. Looking at lots of different ways to solve one problem.
The challenges
There is still a lack of awareness and understanding of what User Experience Design is which can create barriers for design to be leveraged correctly in some organisation.
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May 2021
UX leadership is challenging but rewarding when you use your skills for good
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Bachelor of Information Systems
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
UX design
The good things
Being able to work on ambiguous and strategically important problems.
The challenges
Depending on the company you work for it can be frustrating. It seems everywhere in Australia still has a big learning curve about what ux is, why it is important and how to do it properly. Lots of th...
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