I am colourblind and I am considering a career in Business Analysis and User Experience.
Would this be a problem for me?
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In fact, it could be an advantage :-)
The argument behind "No problem" is that most of the UX-work is not related to "colors" at all. To design a good user experience, you'd need to do proper user research, design and conduct usability tests, set UX-requrements, communicate with staff, developers and management etc etc.
So how could this be an advantage?
Well, "accessibility" in general is one of the UX-aspects we should pay more attention to. There are even some national laws that requires web sites to be universally accessible. IMHE, too many people neglect these aspects. Simply because they haven't experienced anyone having a hard time with this.
By being a "living evidence", you will definitely emphasize the importance of these issues. ;-)
If you would like to make the digital world a better place: Go ahead!
There is NO reason why you should not pursue it.I mean, if you are passionate about it.. go for it.
I am not colourblind, but I have several friends who are and I have made it one of my primary focuses in my own career as a UI/UX designer.
I am continually baffled that companies etc. will insist on ie X support when it's less than 4% of the market, and yet totally ignore the 18-20% of colourblind individuals.
Best of luck.
I had an Interaction Design teacher that what visually impaired and had to wear a magnifier on her glasses when reading something. She is however highly considered in the UX branche in the Netherlands and often speaks at conferences. Her expertise is accessibility.
Colour blindness can become your unique selling point.
Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you. - Tyrion Lannister
I don't agree with previous answers that "colors don't matter in UX". They do matter, a lot! But, as long as you understand the meaning of each color and its proper use cases, and are able to identify the color (even if it looks "different" to you), you should be just fine.