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If you choose to be a "web designer", who do you think will use the websites you design? Users? And wouldn't their interaction with your web site be their experience. So isn't being a "web designer" really, fundamentally being a User Experience designer? I'll go one further and say that in order to truly be effective in designing the user experience, you ...


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Lots of great answers here. I'd like to add- Many people who go into UX Design come from tons of different backgrounds. I've seen people switch into it from Psychology, Marketing, Copywriting, Development, and even engineering. Anyone who thinks they know how to empathize with the user. I myself came from a Graphic Design background. The role of UX ...


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As a UX Designer, here's some observations from myself and some of my colleagues in the field. UI/visual design and UX/IA require very different skillsets you should try working on a project doing both to decide which you enjoy more I should probably define my terms so there's no confusion UI/visual design: This is your traditional "web design". Dealing ...


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I think you'd want to be a web developer with UX skills. I think by default a web designer would have UX skills (although several don't :-P) because good web design is often and rightfully judged by usability. The design portion is where the UX starts, but don't discount UX in terms of development. Learning how to correctly serve content through code to ...


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I don't think you you should look on the long run right now. You have to test every role to see which one fits you best and after a few years you can pick something to become an expert in. Try getting a role in an early start-up. You will have the pleasure to do everything from concept and planing to finishing products + maintaining and optimising. After ...


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Straight out of college you are more likely to get a visual design job than a ux job. Better to go with what you are planning: web designer with ux skills. The upside: Having a web/visual focus will give you an impressive portfolio, which will speak louder than any concepting or write up. Keep learning ux - it will pay off in the field, and in time will ...


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I did the exact thing you are looking to do. I worked for years as a web designer and started adding the UX skills as it went along, seeing that this field was really opening up. I now work for a company that builds pretty complex software for the commercial insurance industry and find myself involved in listening to the business development people talk ...


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I think it sounds like you want to be a Web Designer with great UX skills. A web designer who is able to reinforce his designs with reasons behind the layout and implementation. Certainly something which would land you a rad job in an agency, and in an ideal world you would have big involvement with a dedicated UX team, certainly in concept stage, and would ...


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Can you be a Web and UX Designer or a Web Designer with UX skills? Yes. (Seems like I should elaborate. In general, there is no one definition for 'UX' designer. Yes, some do only wireframes. Some do wireframes and JS. Some do JS and icon design. Some do branding and user testing. Some do research and interviews. There's a large range of skills that ...



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