With all the web development skills that I have, I feel that Am well suited to work as a user experience designer because it involves carrying out research inorder to understand clients’ needs and make it easier for them to access and use products and services.
What is User Experience?
User experience (UX) refers to any interaction a user has with a product or service. UX design considers each and every element that shapes this experience, how it makes the user feel, and how easy it is for the user to accomplish their desired tasks.
UX designers combine market research, product development, strategy and design to create seamless user experiences for products, services and processes. They build a bridge to the customer, helping the company to better understand — and fulfill — their needs and expectations.
UX designers seek to make everyday products, services and technology as user-friendly and accessible as possible.
Understand product specifications and user psychology
Conduct concept and usability testing and gather feedback
Create personas through user research and data
Define the right interaction model and evaluate its success
Develop wireframes and prototypes around customer needs
Find creative ways to solve UX problems (e.g. usability, findability)
Work with UI designers to implement attractive designs
Communicate design ideas and prototypes to developers
Keep abreast of competitor products and industry trends
The link below is an example of a UX designer job from ziprecruiter;
The skills that I have which the job requires:
Create user task models and wireframe level designs through to prototypes. Quickly iterate on multiple interactive design solutions and work through details
Design, produce and implement key design assets and experiences
Site Audit (usability study of existing assets)
User Stories or Scenarios
Persona (fictitious users to act out the scenarios)
Wireframes (screen blueprints or storyboards)
Prototypes (for interactive or in-the-mind simulation)
Written Specifications (describing the behavior or design)
Skills I need to work on:
Have a well built portfolio of my works
Visual design skills
Site maps and content inventing
In conclusion in order to become more qualified to get a job as UX designer, I need to work on my portfolio and continue practicing my designing skills as a way of improving on my abilities.