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Skills Required to Become A UX Web Designer – A Brief Guide
August 20, 2018

Skills Required to Become A UX Web Designer – A Brief Guide

Creativity is an art. A web designer creates a design suitable for his client based on his requirement. The same concept is in the case of UX web design. UX web design refers to User Experience web design, and it is used to design products in such a way the user uses it at the maximum level.

Usually, UX web design becomes user-friendly when the look, feel and usability aspects are up to the maximum level of satisfaction. User satisfaction is a very tough job. Convincing the user is very difficult. Even though everything is fine, just because he/she is convenient with the applications, things go wrong. So taking the user into confidence and creating products is a challenging job. However, the entire UX web designer mainly focuses on the user; the skill required for his job may differ from person to person. However, some of the necessary skills needed for a UX web designer are:

  • Focus: while judging the skills of a web designer, check the knowledge about technical know-how. That means the web designer has to be fully aware of the technology prevailing in the market. This point differs in the skills of UX web designer. UX web designer should mainly focus on the user front than on the technology. If the user is freely convenient with an application, the UX web designer should make use of the application to design his product rather than the latest technology applied by everyone else. The skill of focusing on the user is required; else he/she will not be able to give the right product.

Differentiate what the user desires and precisely what is the portion he will interact. It usually is the collective psychology of human beings to ask for more without because whether it is required or not. The user may desire anything but what he is interacting is comparatively very less. If the desired part and the interactive part is matching, then there is no issue. But the desired component is more than, concentrate on the interactive part of the user requirement.

  • Proposal: The web designer has to plan and prepare a proposal stating what is required by the user and what the scope of work is and when the work will be completed and handed over to the client. The proposal should also state the cost of the project and the payment terms because nothing comes free.

  • Research: Hearing the term research, usually people think it is about technology and the innovations. No, a UX web designer has to research the human psychology. The terms like “what, when and why” plays an essential role in deciding what the user has in mind. So based on the research, he has to implement his technical know-how in the designing process.

  • Structuring: As soon as a job offer comes, the web designer should not start immediately. After doing the required research, he should plan the structure of the website and plan how it is going to work and what are the links it is going to get linked when actual work starts. Required coding the program has to be done. This skill requires the technical know-how and the usage of programming languages.

  • Coordination: A teamwork is more successful when there is a lot of coordination between people working in different areas. It is tough for a single person to do all the work. So if he behaves diplomatically with other people working in other areas, he may get the support from them when required. The other team members may help in understanding the user requirement better.

  • Presentability: An UX web designer should look professional and presentable. At the same time, he should also sound friendly to the user. So a better image can be created in the minds of the user if the presentability of UX web designer is perfect.

  • Communication: Since the job is user-oriented, communication plays an important. You should be very polite and be efficient in communicating your ideas to the user. At the same time, you should understand the requirement of the user. Sometimes, it so happens that the user is not able to express himself, but he is the only user for that product.In that case, the UX web designer has to try out various methods to take the details from the user in a proper manner.

  • The words you speak create magic sometimes: Getting information from the user is easier on the personal front than the professional front. But that does not mean both of you interfere in each other’s personal lives.

  • Understanding: Normally as long as things are running smoothly, no one has any problem, but once there is some disturbance, everything else gets disturbed. When you are not able to convince the user with your designs, then put yourselves in his shoes and think how you will react in a given circumstance and you will know the answer.

  • Provide navigations in your web design: Your user should not face a problem in interacting with your website. Always provide a good navigation system in the site to help the user in moving around the web design and exit when he wants to. By doing providing such facility, the user will have a brief idea about how to proceed on the website.

  • Provide suggestions to the client: The web designer should try to guide the user by giving tips for operating the web design. Initially, after the web design is complete, he has to test it, and when everything is fine, he has to explain it is the user about the usage of the product. Until and unless the user understands the usage, the project won’t be a success. Typically when a web designer creates web designs, he considers all the points and does his job. But in some situations, the user is facing a problem using the website, and then the web designer must provide an alternate solution to the user and solve the problem.

Hopefully, the information provided above will help you to find a skilled and experienced UX web designer.

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