Dublin CODING School is delighted to introduce Ryan O’ Flynn, our new Lecturer in UX/UI Design. Ryan the UX Lead at Hewlett Packard having previously gained a Masters in Design from the University of Limerick. We asked Ryan about his career so far and his advice for aspiring Web Developers:

 

What first attracted you to UX/UI Design? 

Prior to researching a career when in school I processed strong soft skills like collaboration, communication along with empathy, curiosity, and critical thinking. Combined with an interest in technology UX/UI design at the time seemed to be an interesting route I could pursue.

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What does a typical day look like in your company?

The mornings are my design time! I wake up have a coffee, go for a brisk 10/15 walk & get straight into working on the User Interface design for HPE. Around midday, I’ll have my lunch & get stuck into some collaborative tasks & meetings with various teams, whether it be with my UX team, a developer, or a project manager they all bring different perspectives to what I design every day. This is where my User Experience skills come into play when walking through my design choices. What I love most about my job is every day is different & I am always working on exciting upcoming projects.

 

What advice would you give to someone considering a career in UX/UI Design?

 Design is part of everyday life, have a think about what crossover skills might you already possess have a look at how they match with the soft skills and industry skills UX/UI design requires. An interest in technology and how it works is enough to start!

Why is UX/UI Design so important in business today?

To put it simply UX/UI design is important because it tries to fulfill the user’s needs. It aims to provide a positive experience that keeps users loyal to the product or brand. A meaningful user experience allows you to define customer journeys that are most conducive to a business’s success.

To learn more about Dublin COINDG School’s UX/UI Design course you can download the brochure HERE