Your guide to become a UX Designer in Malaysia

Average Salary

RM 4,000 - 5,000

Job Demand

Who is a UX Designer?

A UX Designer or User Experience Designer designs softwares’ interface flow, user interactions, screen layout and organisation, screen interaction, visual design and user experience.

Have you ever went on to a website with your mobile phone and wish it is more user-friendly and easier to navigate around? Have you ever played a game and hoped that the developers will add a certain feature? You can make a change by pursuing this career. In this generation where technology is advancing in such a fast pace, the job opportunities for UX Designers will also skyrocket as the demand for better user interface increases. UX Designers manage a variety of platforms such as the web, ...

Have you ever went on to a website with your mobile phone and wish it is more user-friendly and easier to navigate around? Have you ever played a game and hoped that the developers will add a certain feature? You can make a change by pursuing this career. In this generation where technology is advancing in such a fast pace, the job opportunities for UX Designers will also skyrocket as the demand for better user interface increases. UX Designers manage a variety of platforms such as the web, mobile, desktop and even wearable technologies to enhance users’ experience. Hence, if you have the skill and interest, this is definitely a great career path to consider.

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The pros and cons of being a UX Designer:

Pros

High income potential

Enter in growing job field

Job enables you to be creative and keep up with the latest technologies

Cons

Experience is required for most entry-level positions

Long working hours

Prone to eye strain and carpal tunnel syndrome

What are all the responsibilities of a UX Designer ?

Use specialised software

Sketch out concepts

Work on the website on a cross platform software to see how the website is like on other platforms

Redesign websites

Configure websites for mobile phones

Communicate with higher ups to make sure that they are satisfied with the end product

What skills do you need to become a UX Designer?

Have a good eye for visuals

The most important skills for any designer - having a good eye for visuals and able to create design of high aesthetic values at the same time. You will need to know what are the trending types of design currently to ensure that your audience can relate to it.

Being able to work with different programmes

As an UX Designer, you will need to use multiple distinct programmes to get the best outcome. Hence, you must have the knowledge to operate them or at least know your way around it. Besides that, you will also need to be up-to-date with new innovations in software application in order to develop the best and latest relatable design.

An open mind

Different people will have different perspectives and that include how they appreciate designs or visuals. Designers will need to have an open mind - to gain as much inspiration as possible in terms of visuals or to receive constructive criticism from clients. Remember, if you are ever criticised, it is not because that your design is not beautiful, but rather how people have different tastes.

What field(s) of study should you choose to become a UX Designer?

What are the requirements to be a UX Designer?

Candidates of UX Designer do not necessarily need to obtain a bachelor’s degree as long as you have the skills needed. However, it would be helpful for your career advancement plan if you do have a bachelor’s degree in related field such as Graphic Design, Computer Science, Communications, Psychology and more.

What are the working hours of a UX Designer?

The working hours of an UX Designer is regular work hours. However, you may have to work overtime or even over the weekends if a deadline is closing in.

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