Profession user interface designer

User interface designers are in charge of designing user interfaces for applications and systems. They perform layout, graphics and dialogues design activities as well as adaptation activities.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Graphics editor software

    The field of graphical ICT tools which enable digital editing and composition of graphics, such as GIMP, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, to develop both 2D raster or 2D vector graphics.

  • Software interaction design

    The methodologies for designing interaction between users and a software product or service to satisfy the needs and preferences of most of the people who will interface with the product and to simplify the communication between product and user such as Goal-oriented design.

  • World Wide Web Consortium standards

    The standards, technical specifications and guidelines developed by the international organisation World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) which allow the design and development of web applications.

  • ICT accessibility standards

    The recommendations for making ICT content and applications more accessible to a wider range of people, mostly with disabilities, such as blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss and cognitive limitations. It includes standards such as Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

  • Application usability

    The process through which the learnability, efficiency, usefulness and ease of use of a software application can be defined and measured.

  • ICT security legislation

    The set of legislative rules that safeguards information technology, ICT networks and computer systems and legal consequences which result from their misuse. Regulated measures include firewalls, intrusion detection, anti-virus software and encryption.

  • Human-computer interaction

    The study of the behaviour and interaction between digital devices and human beings.

  • Web programming

    The programming paradigm that is based on combining markup (which adds context and structure to text) and other web programming code, such as AJAX, javascript and PHP, in order to carry out appropriate actions and visualise the content.

  • Task algorithmisation

    The techniques to convert unstructured descriptions of a process into step-by-step sequence of actions of a finite number of steps.

  • Software UI design patterns

    The reusable solutions and formalised best practices to solve common user interface tasks in software development and design.

Skills

  • Draw design sketches

    Create rough pictures to assist in creating and communicating design concepts.

  • Design graphics

    Apply a variety of visual techniques in order to design graphic material. Combine graphical elements to communicate concepts and ideas.

  • Translate requirement concepts into visual design

    Develop visual design from given specifications and requirements, based on the analysis of the scope and target audience. Create a visual representation of ideas such as logos, website graphics, digital games and layouts.

  • Create website wireframe

    Develop an image or set of images that display the functional elements of a website or page, typically used for planning a website's functionality and structure.

  • Design process

    Identify the workflow and resource requirements for a particular process, using a variety of tools such as process simulation software, flowcharting and scale models.

  • Use markup languages

    Utilise computer languages, that are syntactically distinguishable from the text, to add annotations to a document, specify layout and process types of documents such as HTML.

  • Build business relationships

    Establish a positive, long-term relationship between organisations and interested third parties such as suppliers, distributors, shareholders and other stakeholders in order to inform them of the organisation and its objectives.

  • Manage online content

    Ensure the website content is up to date, organised, attractive and meets the target audience needs, the requirements of the company and international standards by checking the links, setting the publishing time framework and order.

  • Design user interface

    Create software or device components which enable interaction between humans and systems or machines, using appropriate techniques, languages and tools so as to streamline interaction while using the system or machine.

  • Develop creative ideas

    Developing new artistic concepts and creative ideas.

  • Interact with users to gather requirements

    Communicate with users to identify their requirements and collect them. Define all relevant user requirements and document them in an understandable and logical way for further analysis and specification.

  • Define technical requirements

    Specify technical properties of goods, materials, methods, processes, services, systems, software and functionalities by identifying and responding to the particular needs that are to be satisfied according to customer requirements.

  • Assess users' interaction with ICT applications

    Evaluate how users interact with ICT applications in order to analyse their behaviour, draw conclusions (for instance about their motives, expectations and goals) and improve applications' functionalities.

  • Test system accessibility for users with special needs

    Examine whether software interface complies with standards and regulations so that the system can be used by people with special needs.

  • Utilise methodologies for user centered design

    Use design methodologies in which the needs, wishes and limitations of end users of a product, service or process are given extensive attention at each stage of the design process.

Optional knowledge and skills

visual studio .net sketchbook pro smalltalk (computer programming) ruby (computer programming) r ml (computer programming) php vbscript matlab lean project management agile development ict project management methodologies coffeescript waterfall development incremental development analyse business requirements process-based management swift (computer programming) assembly (computer programming) abap iterative development scala sas language cognitive psychology groovy c++ prototyping development rapid application development perl lisp python (computer programming) manage localisation prolog (computer programming) erlang common lisp sap r3 openedge advanced business language haskell agile project management create software design synfig natural language processing devops pascal (computer programming) computer programming cobol java (computer programming) c# javascript spiral development objective-c perform online data analysis business process modelling software design methodologies asp.net typescript adobe photoshop apl gimp (graphics editor software) adobe illustrator ajax scratch (computer programming) microsoft visio quality standards