The UI – user interface is the graphical layout we see while using an application. The job of a UI designer is to design all the screens through which a user will interact, move, and create the visual elements—and their interactive properties—that guide this movement.
A UI Designer is responsible for presenting a product’s development in a way that is attractive, convenient, and smooth for users, who works closely with user experience (UX) designers and other design specialists on the team.
This role balances a keen understanding of technology with a strong sense of how users view and interact with various applications, websites, and interfaces on technology including gadgets like televisions, vehicles, and smart appliances.
The overall thought and target of the UX Designer are reflected and reach through the assured effort of the UI Designers.
UI Designers also need to have knowledge of the technology they are working with, understanding its use and also the limitations in order to design user-facing elements. UI Designers as UX designers are responsible for making UX
designers’ visions a reality, many UI designers have a good understanding of front-end development and some coding skills.
The confusion about the difference between UX and UI design is real, so listing a specific skill set and adding requirements that will narrow down the potential field of candidates will be great while drafting your job ad.
Many companies want UI designers to have a working understanding of coding and transfer the brand’s strength through the interface of a product
This position combines elements of programming, psychology, and digital design a UI designer requires specialized training and or knowledge in all areas to deliver quality services. Not always a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Web Development, Graphic Design, or related field is essential. UI Designer can enter this industry with self-learning also, which requires a lot of interest and patience.
The general responsibilities of a UI Designer:
Skills You’ll need to have:
• Proven experience as a UX or UI designer (3+ years)
• Full portfolio of design projects that include live projects
• Attention to detail so that you are doing your design
• Self-management and organized routine of yourself
• Analytical mind to beat the competitors
• Problem-solving attitude from top to bottom
Sometimes remote work has specific criteria to the UI Designers:
•Ability to work effectively in a remote environment, across time zones; including experience of presenting work to team members and stakeholders, and others remotely
• Familiarity with interaction design and information architecture
• A strong portfolio presenting your work history on various different projects and briefs
• Work individually and as part of a team
• Ability to work to deadlines
• Time management and planning workload
• Comfortable planning and attending meetings with clients including presentations
• Experienced at working in an agency environment
Some extra attention
•A genuine “can do” attitude
• See challenges as opportunities and be optimistic
• Believe in the iteration of doing design over perfection
• Keeping in mind that no one is perfect
• No one knows everything
• Being a quick learner
• A good balance on your daily routine
• Keep going and keep improving
In a nutshell, all of the above requirements cover all the job descriptions from various UI Designers hiring Design Agency or Digital Agency, or Internet Marketing Agency all over the world.
So, don’t you think there is a whole new world to discover yourself as a UI Designer where you can be a part of a web UI product, a video game, a mobile app, a dashboard, overall a smooth interaction between a computer product and a human.