When you say ‘UX Designer’ people think you are there to prettify things, always mingles with colors, shapes, icons, etc and whip out some screens whenever business wants you to. A UX designer’s role is more than what it may seem to the outer world.
Leonardo Da Vinci is someone I admire so much. He is an amazing genius. His areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. So I was thinking, UX designers are kind of modern day Da Vincis. What I mean by that is, it’s not just one thing that they do.
UX designers are required to think creatively, instinctively, also things should be backed by science, should have principles, work according to a process and should be done by keeping both the user and the business in mind. Sounds like a lot already?
Here’s a bit of a sneak peak to some of the stuff UX designers deals with.
1. Creativity — art
Creativity comes from inspiration and brings in innovation. It’s what fuels the concepts that people bring to life. To solve problems you need creativity. And it helps you see things in a different perspective. A UX designer is definitely required to be a creative person.
“Creativity is intelligence having fun” — Albert Einstein