User Experience Designer

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What is a User Experience Designer

User Experience (or UX) Designers are responsible for creating, testing and updating digital products to improve customer satisfaction.

You could be using your design skills to create eye-catching and easy-to-use products or collecting customer recommendations to deliver even more enjoyable and valuable services.

Top 3 job tasks:

  • Designing visual elements for products that capture an audience’s attention.
  • Testing products from the perspective of the customer to better understand their experiences.
  • Researching and analysing consumer data to discover wider trends and preferences.

Getting in and Qualifications


User experience is a wide-ranging discipline and there is a range of opportunities available to students looking to pursue UX design as a career.

Useful subjects:

  • Psychology
  • Art and Design
  • Statistics

Entry requirements for courses can change. Always contact the college, university or training provider to check exactly what you will need.


A Foundation Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media or Software Development will enable you to get hands-on industry experience and a qualification. 

Relevant Graduate Apprenticeships for this role include:

  • Business Management
  • Data Science
  • IT: Software Development

Find out more at Apprenticeships.Scot.

A portfolio of previous creative work can be very useful to demonstrate practical experience.

You can learn more about user experience with free courses in digital marketing and app development with free courses from Digital Skills Scotland.