User Experience (UX) Designers take a wholly user-centered approach to designing how people and systems interact, maximising the usability, accessibility, and general experience of users.
A UX professional goes well beyond just interface or web design; often incorporating psychology and game theory when designing how interaction with digital products or services should occur.
Also known as: Interface Designer, Web Designer, or Front-end Developer (erroneously)
The following are recommended qualifications for this role:
NZ Diploma in in Information Systems (Level 6, UX strand) (More info at NZQA)
NZ Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5) (More info at NZQA)
NZ Diploma in User Interface Design (Level 5), IN DEVELOPMENT
Bachelor of Commerce in Information Systems (or equiv Info Science, Info Mngmt)
Bachelor of Design or equivalent
See What to study for more information.
The following professional certification is recommended for those practicing in this role:
Certified Technologist (CTech) (More info at IT Professionals NZ)
Chartered IT Professional NZ (CITPNZ) (More info at IT Professionals NZ)
These industry certifications may be helpful for this role: