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UX Designer

The UX designer's main task is to improve the user experience on any platform


The UX designer's main task is to improve the user experience on any platform. He focuses only on the expectations and needs of the user, considering the objectives of his client. His role is crucial: he must simplify the use of the website and create a positive emotion by incorporating a "story telling" to the user experience in order to retain them. His role is to ease the handling of the site, his accessibility and generate confidence among users.

The UX Designer is responsible for broadcasting the user experience on all media whether web, mobile or even TV. To do this, he does an audit of the user experience and identify the key points of it. He then transcribes the results of his diagnosis in interfaces, trees and functional specifications or even charts.

Working conditions

The UX Designer must emphasize the main points of the user experience to the department in reponsible for the project. He has to agree with the artistic director on the visible part of the interface in order to be user friendly and consistent. Within an agency, the UX designer works closely with the creative teams while in an advertiser he is collaborating with the marketing department.

Required qualities

One of the primary quality of UX Designer remains creativity, UX designer should be able to imagine and build solutions all the time. He must detect new behaviors and analyzed them. He identifies and highlights all the crucial points of the user experience. Finally, he has to master tools such as Balsamiq and Axure.


There is no specific degree to become an UI designer. However, there are courses in digital art, graphic design, computer graphics, computer and multimedia that can lead you to this type of job. Here is a list of courses that will help you to become UI designer:
• BTS graphic design, digital media and communication option
• DUT multimedia and the Internet
• Public Art School Diploma: École Estienne, Ensaama (Olivier de Serres), Beaux-Arts in Paris ...
• Private school Art Degree: Gobelins (image School) Esag-Penninghen, Émile Cohl ...
• design school diploma or multimedia: Supinfocom, Iscom, International Design School ...
• Bachelor (3 years): Web creation, design, communication ...
• School Diploma computer engineers + certificate graphic design.
• Licence pro arts and technologies of the virtual image (Paris 8)
• Licence pro digital creation and development online (Paris 8)
• Master pro arts, digital creation and engineering (Valenciennes)
• Master Pro design of multimedia and internet interfaces (Paris 13)


Companies need an UX designer to attract and retain users of their platform. An UI designer as the UX designer can consider the job of project manager, after a few years of experience.


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