Join Cory Lebson for an in-depth discussion in this video Visual design, part of Planning a Career in User Experience.
- A visual designer will often start with the output…from an interaction designer and will artistically…create meaning, elements, and understanding of…interactivity on the screen through the use…of fonts, colors, images and space.…Like an interaction designer a visual designer also…needs to design based on expected user knowledge…and understanding.…It is possible that you may wear the hat of both…interaction designer and visual designer.…Or you may draw from both of these skill sets.…However, often these are separate but overlapping roles.…
And the visual designer will interact regularly with…the interaction designer.…As well as other business stakeholders.…Even in the visual designer role that is separate from…an interaction designer you may design interaction…through the use of meaningful controls so that a user…understands where they need to go to do what they want to do.…You may also be involved in product branding through…your artistic efforts.…In addition to the design work that you do you may…also be involved in making sure that future contributors…
In this course, UX expert Cory Lebson breaks down the sub-disciplines of user experience (the trifecta of design, research, and strategy), so you can learn about the different jobs that align with your strengths and passions. Cory helps you understand job responsibilities as well as the benefits of working full-time for a company vs. consulting or freelancing. With his guidance, you can create a more compelling resume and portfolio package and make sure that you properly brand yourself as a UX professional.
This course offers focused career advice for job seekers, tips for recruiters and employers who want to better understand UX, and a necessary framework for grad/undergrad students exploring the next step in their career. Along the way, Cory highlights training in the library to build specific UX skills.
- What is UX?
- Should you be a UX generalist or a specialist?
- Available UX career types: design, research, and strategy
- Working in-house, consulting, or freelancing
- Telling a story with a portfolio and resume
- Working with recruiters