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User experience (UX) is the way users feel when they interact with a computer interface system such as websites, web application, mobile applications or desktop software. User experience and design is often confused with user interface, though the two are quite different. User experience design is the technical and analytical side of design whereas user interface design is more the aesthetics side of design. UX designers are involved in the design of digital products and services, such as websites and mobile apps for end users.

What Does a User Experience Designer Do?

The main responsibility of a UX designer is to ensure that the user experience on the platform is smooth and interactive. They try to understand the underlying emotional and functional needs of the end users of a platform and then make efforts to incorporate these needs in the complete design. They conduct user research, design, write UX copy, conduct user tests and make the necessary alterations and then present the final design solution to the client.

UX designers work with organizations across the spectrum and are typically seen associated with telecommunication and software development companies, educational institutes, financial institutions and even consulting agencies. They design wireframes and build prototypes and basically fix the experience a user has on a mobile application, company website or an online site. In the recent years, there has been a growing importance on providing users with the best possible experience and hence, these designers are widely seen across businesses.

Because of the boom in digital platforms, UX design is one of the most demanded profiles and there are number of UX designers who can be found online. They can be professionals or even students who are looking at doing small online jobs from home.

If you wish to hire user experience designers, make sure your freelancer can:

  • Conduct brainstorming sessions with clients along with user research.
  • Create product prototypes, wireframes, storyboards, sitemaps and screen flows.
  • Work with UI designers to implement attractive designs.
  • Communicate design ideas and prototypes to developers.
  • Identify design problems and devise elegant solutions.
  • Assist with content development.
  • Conduct competitor and customer analysis.

Qualifications of a User Experience Designer

It is ideal for your freelancer to have the following skills:

  • Professional education in Design or Computer Science or related disciplines
  • Natural aptitude and passion for coding and design
  • Design and spatial skills to gauge the usability of the platform
  • Excellent IT and programming skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to work methodically
  • Strong narrative and editorial design skills

When hiring UX designers, make sure to have a look at their portfolio to assess whether their skills match your requirements.

Benefits of User Experience Designers

Typically, freelance UX designers take up only a couple of projects at a time and are thus able to focus on your project and dedicate their time and resources to it. They may also provide additional services such as graphic design and copywriting and can thus package their services, making them cost-efficient.

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