UX Designer

A UX designer is concerned with the entire process of acquiring and integrating a product, including aspects of branding, design, usability and function.

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Kamaksh Gangani

UX Head

13 years of industry experience

An experienced Design Thinker with a passion for Psychology, Kamaksh has solved design problems for several large enterprises. Currently the UX Head for a Bangalore based Software company and the UX Lead for a UK based publishing company, he has conducted over 40 workshops and mentored 100 design students.

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Aksha Sachdev

Associate Director l User Experience Strategist

11 years of industry experience

As a highly qualified UX Designer, Aksha has collaborated with multiple companies to optimise their digital offering as a project and product lead. An alumnus from Jai Hind and Hyper Island, her expertise extends to various fields, including Industry Landscaping, User Research, Business Analysis and User Testing to name a few.

KEY SKILLS

  • UX research

  • UX writing

  • Visual communication

  • Interaction Design

  • Coding

  • Analytical thinking

  • Problem-solving

  • Wire-framing

  • Prototyping

  • Interpreting data

  • Empathy

  • Problem-solving

  • Teamwork

  • Collaboration with clients, stakeholders, designers, users etc.

  • Creativity

  • Public speaking and presentation

PROS

  • Creative career

  • Very versatile 

  • You will end up learning many skills along the way

  • You can work on multiple projects- more variety and less monotonous

  • A viable option if you love the problem solving process

  • You get to build digital products

  • You end up being responsible for the smooth functioning of all things digital

  • Pays well

  • High demand for UX Designers today as there are constant technological advancements

CONS

  • May not be suitable if you do not like collaboration

  • Stressful because you need to stay up-to-date as the field is always evolving

  • Difficult to make sure that the usability caters to everyone

  • Need high attention to detail as a huge audience would be using the product you design

  • Making sure that your product functions smoothly

  • Could be subjective with many technical constraints

OPPORTUNITY TYPES

GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

  • User Research

  • Usability Analyst

  • Information Architect

  • Interaction Designer

  • Visual Designer

  • Great at analysing data

  • Good visualisation skills

  • Like to solve problems 

  • Keen interest in technology

  • Enjoy a variety of tasks

  • Constantly thinking of ways to improve the digital experience

  • Attention to details

  • Good collaborator

  • Love learning new concepts

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