The UX Designer (User eXperience Designer) designs intuitive and ergonomic digital interfaces to optimize the user experience.
What does a UX Designer do?
- Designs and improves the user experience
- Audits existing applications and/or websites
- Performs market watch to analyze trends
- Meets users and conducts field studies (interviews, observation, brainstorming, idea sorting, user tests, etc.)
- Collects and analyzes user needs
- Proposes structural, graphic and editorial recommendations to facilitate the user experience (relevance of categorization, coherent tree structure, navigation markers, graphic environment, etc.).
What is his/her main know-how?
- Mastery of various UX research tools and methods to identify user needs: quantitative methods (questionnaire) and qualitative methods (field survey, user test, focus group, etc.)
- Mastery of standard protocols to conduct UX workshops in the field
- Mastery of the fundamentals of interface ergonomics
What are his/her main soft skills?
To be effective, the UX Designer must be on the lookout for societal transformation brought about by technological innovation, both in terms of practices and uses.
He/she must be creative in the development of experiential workshops
The UX Designer must possess genuine listening skills during exchanges with users in order to better discern the experiential feelings of users.
He/She must have abilities to analyze and summarize data in order to translate feedback from verbatim reports into user needs and to provide recommendations to the design teams
- Relational skills
In order to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams, the UX Designer is an excellent communicator with team spirit.
The UX Designer can work in a UX agency, a startup or a large company, or he/she can work as a freelancer. He/She is required to travel to conduct field studies. He/she reports on his/her results to the design teams.
Remuneration between 30 000 € and 35 000 € at the beginning of the career
The UX Designer can specialize in other areas of expertise:
- UX Researcher (in-depth research of users’ needs and motivations in the user context)
- Data Architect (structural organization of data on an interface)
- Digital project manager (coordination of a team composed of developers, graphic designers, webmasters, editors to complete a digital project).
What training to become a marketing and communications manager?
EFREI proposes in partnership with our school: the international master communication & technology. This course targets all future students who are strongly interested in communication and technology. This program provides you with a dual qualification.