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Overview

A User Experience (UX) Designer is tasked with enhancing an end user’s interactions with a digital technology or experience. This includes optimizing the accessibility, efficiency and general usability of a website, application, or digital technology. Leveraging skills in research and usability testing, visual design, content strategy/web development, this role combines a holistic understanding of strategic optimization with a toolkit of functional design and development skills to optimize tech-centric interactions.

Related Technical Instruction (RTI)

As part of RTI, UX Designer apprentices generally receive instruction in: 

  • UX/UI Foundations
  • User Research/Usability Testing
  • Design Iteration
  • Web Fundamentals
  • Interdisciplinary Product Team and Stakeholder Engagement

On-the-Job Training (OJT)

During OJT, UX Designer apprentices generally work on tasks substantially similar to the following:

  • Generative user/usability research
  • Synthesizing insights to define user problems
  • Use Design Thinking methodologies to identify and present user-centric solutions
  • Prototype solutions for feedback and iteration
  • Evaluative research, design solutions testing, and iterating better products, features, and experiences
  • Communicate, present, and explain design solutions
  • UX Designer portfolio development 
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