It’s Not an Art Project (Unless You’re Literally Designing an Art Project).
As a UX designer, your job is to solve people problems. That means all people–even developer problems.
Artistic and creative aspects matter, but technical knowledge is equally critical in UX design. Embrace both sides of the coin, and you'll create solutions that are not only stunning but functional, user-friendly, and implementable.
The result? Projects that succeed, clients who respect your opinion, and genuinely satisfied users.
About Those Twitter Design Heroes.
Many of those Twitter UX posts you see are misleading at best and dishonest at worst. Ignore your design heroes–they will bring you nothing but doubt.
Do you want to get a job? Shine!
Check the Ego at the Door. Collaborate.
Trust that knowing how your designs are made is essential for your career success.
Learn to Code. Make More Money.
The folks with a fundamental understanding of code are in higher demand and command higher salaries.
They can also take on more complex projects and contribute to a broader range of tasks, making them invaluable assets to their teams and organizations.
Who doesn't want to make more money doing what they do?
Invest in yourself.
- Code Academy: This is where you start. A (mostly) free guide to understanding the basics of code. Even better, the focus is on how you code your design to make real products.
- UX design is about problem-solving and creating functional solutions for users, not just aesthetics.
- Understanding code basics enhances collaboration between UX/UI designers, product teams, and developers.
- Designers with coding skills are in higher demand, can command higher salaries, and contribute more to their teams and organizations.