Profession user interface developer

User interface developers implement, code, document and maintain the interface of a software system by using front-end development technologies.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic
  • Investigative / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Style sheet languages

    The field of computer language that conveys the presentation of structured documents such as Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). These documents have to adhere to style sheets, a set of stylistic rules such as font, color and layout.

  • 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.

  • Software UI design patterns

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

  • Computer programming

    The techniques and principles of software development, such as analysis, algorithms, coding, testing and compiling of programming paradigms (e.g. object oriented programming, functional programming) and of programming languages.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Integrated development environment software

    The suite of software development tools for writing programs, such as compiler, debugger, code editor, code highlights, packaged in a unified user interface, such as Visual Studio or Eclipse.

Skills

  • Interpret technical texts

    Read and understand technical texts that provide information on how to perform a task, usually explained in steps.

  • Analyse software specifications

    Assess the specifications of a software product or system to be developed by identifying functional and non-functional requirements, constraints and possible sets of use cases which illustrate interactions between the software and its users.

  • Develop software prototype

    Create a first incomplete or preliminary version of a piece of software application to simulate some specific aspects of the final product.

  • Draw design sketches

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

  • 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.

  • Design graphics

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

  • 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.

  • Use software libraries

    Utilise collections of codes and software packages which capture frequently used routines to help programmers simplify their work.

  • Use software design patterns

    Utilise reusable solutions, formalised best practices, to solve common ICT development tasks in software development and design.

Optional knowledge and skills

ansible python (computer programming) sap r3 php asp.net adobe illustrator debug software ict debugging tools groovy ajax gimp (graphics editor software) objective-c javascript erlang r use concurrent programming apache maven css staf adobe photoshop ml (computer programming) lisp less perl utilise computer-aided software engineering tools jsss haskell scala use automatic programming vagrant provide technical documentation eclipse (integrated development environment software) smalltalk (computer programming) apl xcode openedge advanced business language common lisp microsoft visual c++ ruby (computer programming) ict project management scratch (computer programming) c# prolog (computer programming) use markup languages coffeescript jenkins (tools for software configuration management) swift (computer programming) create flowchart diagram salt (tools for software configuration management) cobol sass tools for software configuration management java (computer programming) assembly (computer programming) sketchbook pro matlab software interaction design kdevelop use logic programming pascal (computer programming) c++ vbscript synfig use functional programming use scripting programming puppet (tools for software configuration management) abap microsoft visio sas language visual studio .net human-computer interaction typescript use object-oriented programming