While the perfect color palette, the most sublime button shading, or a myriad of other design features play an important role in any product’s success, user interface (UI) design is not enough. Modern customer engagement and retention requires a strategic plan that attempts to measure, quantify, and ultimately create a complete satisfying user experience on both an emotional and functional level—from initial contact to transaction to ongoing relationship.
Developing such a strategic plan is often performed by the User Experience (UX) Designer. Drawing on research, workflow analysis, and other analytical techniques, the UX Designer will create a satisfying or compelling experience for users of a product, service, or point of contact. The UX Designer tries to anticipate user needs and provide experiential solutions as each need arises.
Therefore, successful candidates for an open UX Designer position should have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as impeccable artistic and creative talent regarding user interfaces and product design--a challenging combination of skills to find and recruit.
This Hiring Kit: User Experience Designer, from TechRepublic Premium, provides a workable framework you can use to find, recruit, and ultimately hire the best candidate for your organization.