The tech industry is a leading sector in the job market, and it keeps growing. But because many people expect IT to be all about coding and computer engineering, many positions are left unfulfilled. If you are best described as empathetic or creative and are not particularly interested in learning how to programme, you still have your place in the industry! Indeed, UX and UI Design could be your go-to sector. But if it is not necessary to know how to code to become a UX/UI Designer, what skills do you need?


Being able to put yourself in one’s shoes

As a UX/UI Designer, you need to think like end-users to be able to create a functional and appealing website and to get prospects and customers to use it. Psychological skills will help UX/UI Designers to understand how people behave on the website and what they expect to find on it, which is vital to building a smooth experience.


Being able to make things look nice

UX/UI Designers are both alchemists and artists, turning business concepts and values into a well-thought visual identity and building the company’s brand image. As 48% of website users consider web design to be a credibility factor (TandFonline), UX/UI Designers are also the guarantors of customers’ happiness using just enough glitter to make the company shine.


Being able to use common creative tools

The UX/UI Designer position not only requires one to come up with ideas but also to create wireframes and mocks-up that will translate their thoughts into concrete visuals that can be shown to Web Developers and Managers. To create these visuals, UX and UI Designers stopped using pen and paper years ago, and are now creating clear, precise and hyper-realistic designs by using advanced software such as Adobe Suite, Figma or Sketch.


Being able to communicate effectively

UX/UI designers are a vital part of companies’ IT teams, and they are in perpetual collaboration with the Web Development and Quality Assurance teams. Great communication skills are therefore essential, and brainstorming, collecting and sharing feedback, pitching ideas and explaining projects are key elements of Web Design.



If you want to work as a UX/UI Designer but feel that you do not yet have all the needed skills to become one, Dublin CODING School’s course will help you get there! For more information, click here!