What Does a UX Designer Do? – An Interview with a Designer
I interviewed our designer David about his job at Software Nation. During a typical day, he does UX and UI design, communicates with clients, takes care of everyday administrative tasks and attends client meetings.
Designers take care of the creative part of developing an app or website.
UX design is short for User Experience Design. It aims to improve customer satisfaction by making the product easy to use, and the interaction with it useful and satisfactory. A UX designer plans what the customer experience will look like and how a user will interact with a product. A few techniques that UX designers have are wireframes, user testing, and scenarios.
UI design on the other hand means User Interface Design. It is the design of user interfaces for web and mobile apps and software. UI design compliments UX by determining how an app will look like, how information is presented and how users will interact with it. UI design might also include branding, which David also has experience in.
Underneath you can read what David answered to our questions!
What’s the first thing you do when you come to work?
D: Turn my iMac on 🙂
What design languages do you know?
D: Adobe Master Collection CS6, Sketch
What platforms do you design for?
D: All of them 🙂
Explain the most advanced/complex application development project you have worked on and provide its details.
D: A purchasing software that required overcrossing UX/UI functions with a custom responsive design for multiple client roles.
What sparked your interest to become a UX/UI designer?
D: The knowledge and accomplishment in design and desire to be the best designer in this part of the world.
Is UX design hard or easy and why?
D: UX design is a complex process of trial and error. Overcoming obstacles and making a process as simple and user friendly as possible. The way to simplicity is always complicated.
What’s the best thing about being a UX/UI designer?
D: Seeing your product coming alive, and making someone’s life and business better.
Thanks David for the interview! Stay tuned for more interviews with our software developers.