UI/UX Designer

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What is a UI/UX Designer?
UX design (user experience design) and, UI design (user interface design) both form an integral part of an IT product and work closely together. UX designers are responsible for the functionality, usability and user adaptability of a product while UI designers work on the presentation and interactivity of a product - how the product looks and feels.

What skills do UI/UX Designers need?
  • Programming Languages (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python)
  • Interface Design
  • Interaction Design
  • User Testing
  • Research
  • Metrics & Analytics
  • Information Architecture
  • Wireframing & Prototyping

What qualifications do you need to become a UI/UX Designer?
Mostly, employers will be more interested in the actual skills and working knowledge you possess than how you gained those skills although any relevant formal qualification clearly won't hurt.

How much can a UI/UX Designer earn?
According to Indeed, the #1 job site, the average salary for a UI/UX Designer in 2018 is £42,993 per year in the United Kingdom and $88,548 per year in the United States.

How do I gain the skills to become a UI/UX Designer?
The following list of courses provides you with a step-by-step path to help you gain the necessary skills to land a job as a UI/UX Designer. The open online courses are open to anyone and are delivered by top universities and organisations. Little to no previous experience is required - you can follow the step-by-step path or select the courses that are most relevant to your needs.

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