UX Designer Job roles, responsibilities, descriptions and duties

Date of posting: 14 Jan 20

UX Designer job roles and responsibilities

What are the job roles and responsibilities of an UX Designer?

UX (user experience) designers measure and optimize applications (usually web-based) to improve ease of use (usability), and create the best user experience by exploring many different approaches to solve end-users’ problems. One way that a UX designer might do this is by conducting in-person user tests to observe behavior. They then refine and tweak apps, software, and websites to create products that people like and find easy to use.

A similar role is that of a UI (user interface) designer. However, UI designers focus more on designing the presentation and interactivity of a product. Some roles combine both UX and UI.

For a UX designer, typical job duties and responsibilities include:

  • Solving the end users’ problem with new and unique ideas

  • Conducting research on the end user’s behaviour to optimize the issue

  • Repairing and fixing bugs in the applications and websites for fresh usage every time

  • Make the end users’ experience better every time when they are online

  • Creation of new designs and framework for businesses

  • Thorough case study on upcoming technologies suited for better design and experience

  • Creating unique wireframes for websites owned by businesses and governments

Typical employers of UX designers

  • Banks and financial institutions

  • Software development companies or agencies

  • Government institutions or agencies

  • Hospitals, clinics and nursing homes

  • Sports clubs and administrative bodies

  • Freelance jobs and own-business

Qualifications and training required to become UX Designer

There are routes into UX design for both graduates and school leavers. Many UX jobs advertised ask for a bachelor's degree in a design or computing-related subject. To enter the profession without a degree, you could start out in another digital design role and specialize in UX when you have built up a portfolio of experience. Alternatively, you could start by seeking out one of the few UX apprenticeships available.

To find out more about getting into IT and technology via a school leaver route, visit the IT and technology section of TARGET careers, our website aimed at school leavers.

Key skills for UX designers

  • Artistic eye for design

  • Ability to think creatively

  • Mathematical aptitude and strong problem-solving skills

  • Excellent IT and programming skills

  • Excellent organizational, time and project management skills

  • Accuracy and attention to detail

  • An understanding of the latest trends and their role in a commercial environment

  • Self-development skills to keep up to date with fast-changing trends

  • Professional approach to time, costs and deadlines

  • Time management

  • Project management skills

  • Research

  • Wireframing

  • Prototyping

  • Visual communication

  • Programming knowledge in Python, C#, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, SQL or Ruby

Under-graduate courses require for UX Designer

Eligibility to pursue the course: -

  • Class 12th from a recognized board

  • Class 12th pass with 50% to 60% in any stream

  • Merit-based admission or entrance-exam test as per some institutions

  • 50% to 60% in any stream during graduation

Post-graduate courses

  • M. Des in UX/UI

Salary expectations

  • Average salary: - Rs. 7 lakhs per annum

  • Entry level salary: - Rs. 4 lakhs per annum

  • Experienced-level salary (10 to 20 years of work experience): - Rs. 16 lakhs per annum