WHAT DO EXPERIENCE DESIGNERS DO?
It’s all in the name. They aim to transform the interaction that people have with devices and content into a satisfying experience. This interaction needs to be engaging, easy to use, and also pleasing to the eye. The experience designer strives to satisfy the practical and emotional connection people have with any digital product or platform.
WHY STUDY EXPERIENCE DESIGN?
You get to play with new technology and create exciting innovations. Experience designers work in a stimulating environment with eccentric, super-smart people who all share a passion for the wicked world of digital technology. You could also work anywhere in the world as a digital nomad or solopreneur. And you get to earn the big bucks!
WHY A DEGREE IN EXPERIENCE DESIGN WILL FUTURE-PROOF YOUR CAREER.
Skills in UX and motion design are unquestionably in demand. Experience Designers could work across a wide range of industries (and might be called by different names). User or Customer Experience Designer, User Interface Designer, Digital Product Designer, Content Designer, Motion Designer, Simulation Designer, Learning Content Designer, Instructional Designer, Design Freelancer, or Design Entrepreneur.
WHAT KIND OF A PERSON WILL ENJOY THIS CAREER?
You’re a designer at heart and obviously enjoy making things look good, but you also care deeply about how they function. Crafting experiences is an emotional pursuit and involves an empathetic understanding of people’s needs and feelings. After all, the products you create can make a positive impact on people’s life. Experience designers should also be comfortable with thinking analytically and need to be highly adaptable. You’ll be working at the cutting edge of technology – it’s a dynamic, fast-paced job!
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
The principles of Design Thinking will arm you with lifelong tools for finding innovative solutions to design problems. You’ll learn to perform research that unravels mind-opening insights. You’ll get to hone practical skills like video, photography, and drawing, to bring your designs to life. And, of course, you will explore new digital technologies, such as AR and VR, plus a range of software programmes. After completing a first year in general design, Experience Design students can choose to specialise in either UX Design or Motion Design. UX Designers will learn to design and code websites and mobile apps, and Motion Designers will learn all about 2D and 3D animation.