It’s no secret to anyone that the IT industry is one of the most well-paid, so thousands of students and professionals from other industries every year consider obtaining an IT profession. The industry is quite broad, and there are numerous professions to choose from. In this article, we are going to talk about what is a UX Designer in particular. Here we discuss the professional responsibilities, skills, and of course, salary range.
UX is an abbreviation of User Experience. This term is used to define how users interact with a product and how satisfied they are with it. UX Design is a multifaceted concept comprising a variety of elements such as interactive design, information presentation, visual design, ease of use, and overall user enjoyment of the product use. The aim of UX Design is to better the customers’ satisfaction with the product. This is achieved through thorough work based on research on the improvement of usability, functionality, and constant service bettering. Basically, the UX Design process means the creation of useful, easy-to-use, and enjoyable products.
Learn UX design principles.
Take a UX design online course or get an education at a university.
Learn key UX design tools.
Work on your own projects to develop your UX design skills.
Create a portfolio on Behance to showcase your work.
Apply for junior position vacancies or try to find first customers on freelance websites.
Apply to relevant UX design jobs.
UX Designer’s main responsibility is to ensure that the user experience is enjoyable, and if it’s not, find the solutions to the existing problems promptly and effectively. The information on the product’s initial features and actions aimed at their subsequent refinement is based on various research methods surveys, testing, and analysis of the obtained data. UX specialists work alongside UI Designers and are accountable for user interface usability. UI professionals define how the interface looks, and UX is accountable for the functionality and work of the interface. If the interface works well and the users have a good experience using it, then the tasks are fulfilled. But if the navigation is complex and counterintuitive, users won’t be satisfied, and it means that the UX Designer failed.
UX Design is accountable for the product functions and emotions that a user has when using the product. The easier to use is the interface, the more satisfaction the users will have. UI Design is accountable for the attractiveness of the visual components of the product, i.e., icons, menu, buttons, fonts, and so on. UX Designer analyse the actions of the users collect feedback, and improves the product respectively, while UI specialist is responsible for the look of the product. In the actual working process, these two professions are closely related, and it can be hard to draw the line between the responsibilities of these positions.
In India, the median salary of a UX professional is ₹663,093, or $9,000 a year. A recent graduate can expect to be paid around ₹408,622 or $5,600 a year, and a professional, with more than ten years of experience ₹1,355,691 or $18,500 per year. According to the Payscale platform, salaries by city:
Average UX designer salary in Bangalore - ₹738,104 / year
Average UX designer salary in Mumbai - ₹592,097 / year
Average UX designer salary in Pune - ₹604,512 / year
Average UX designer salary in Hyderabad- ₹608,105 / year
Average UX designer salary in Chennai- ₹568,448 / year
The following salaries offer to the leaders of the IT industry: Microsoft pays UX Designers on average $113,000 a year and ₹1,596,874 or around $21,500 to the specialists working at the Indian offices. Google pays for the same position around $130, 000 a year and around ₹1,751,000 or $24,000 a year for outsourced specialists located in India. Amazon offers UX specialists an average early pay of $116,500 a year and about ₹1,800,000 or $24.500 a year to specialists from India.
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