I often see job listing with UX Designer/Developer. Sometimes just UX Designer. I want to know following things: What is the true definition of a UX designer? And why it is sometimes both designer and developer? What are the general skills required to be a UX designer AND UX designer/developer?
Definition from The difference between a UX Designer and UI Developer:
The definition of UX its self is quite squishy.
ISO 9241-10 210 describes Usability focusing only on the use-case its self while UX takes into account every effect before and after the use-case (anticipating usage before, empathy or dissociation after).
Mark Hassenzahl defines UX as a “a momentary, primarily evaluative feeling (good-bad) while interacting with a product or service”. So basically during the use-case. Which means UX is a humane discipline with less engineering (as in programming, soldering, prototyping etc.) and more storytelling, developing use-cases while addressing feelings for a product or service.
But then on the other hand, Dan Saffer illustrates UX as a large umbrella covering a few fields of engineering as well:
I suppose people in personnel department either want someone who is
UX is a huge interdisciplinary field. Thats what makes it so exciting :)