THINK OF EACH DEPARTMENT AS A “MODULE”. EACH DEPARTMENT IS WHERE YOU WILL WORK AND LEARN BY DOING WITH HANDS ON EXPERIENCE ACROSS A RANGE OF SIMULATED AND REAL-WORLD ACTIVITY.
Chris Clarke, CEO & Founder
UX designer thinks about how the experience makes the user feel, and how easy it is for the user to accomplish their desired tasks. For example: How easy is the checkout process when shopping online? How easy is it for you to grip that vegetable peeler? Does your online banking app make it easy for you to manage your money? The ultimate purpose of UX design is to create easy, efficient, relevant, and all-round pleasant experiences for the user.
There are many confusing interpretations of what UI design is. Put simply, unlike UX design, user interface design is a strictly digital term. A UI designer will focus on the aesthetics of the digital product and he/she/they will think about icons and buttons, typography, and colour schemes, spacing, imagery, and responsive design. You will learn and manage different projects that will develop your skills in both UX&UI.
For the first 3 months you can rotate through each department and for the next 6 months you can choose a specific department to work in and truly hone your skills and experience.
- Delivering consistent, excellent, customer-focused design solutions.
- Lead projects, taking responsibility for communication and planning design activities.
- Managing client expectations and priorities.
- Adhering to human centred design practices.
- Create and review design specs for developers (across app and web).
- Learn the different software.
- Designing user centred experiences, with a strong digital portfolio showing examples of your work and processes.
- Experience in managing projects successfully.
- Acquainted with working within a team with tight deadlines.
- Confident public speaker.
- Great time management and prioritisation skills.
One piece of advice given to one of my daughters was not to be afraid to change career direction if you don’t love what you do even if it means retraining and further investing in yourself. She changed from a graduate job with Next plc to a teacher after going back to Uni to do a PGCE. She loves teaching!Gael Clarke, CFO