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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Skills

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 design patterns

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

  • 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.

  • Design graphics

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

  • Draw design sketches

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

  • Interpret technical texts

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

  • Use software libraries

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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

Common job titles

  • Jr. frontend developer
  • Ui developer
  • Front end developer (w2 only)
  • Ui/ux developer
  • Web designer (web services)