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Will UI Designers Be Unemployed Soon?

2015 is probably the best time in history to be a UI Designer, but if you are one — It’s probably time for you to start thinking of your next steps.

Ariel Verber
Nov 16, 2015 · 5 min read
  1. Stick to the brand guidelines
  2. Make sure not to screw up the UX
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1. User Experience

As a UI Designer, you’re already in-charge of the User Experience whether you like it or not, So you might as well be good at this. Every company needs someone that will understand the needs of the user and translate it into meaningful product insights. A UX expert that comes from the design world is a golden asset.

2. Interaction Design

The way we interact with the computer was pretty standard until now but many companies are trying to change it, many times succeeding. Think about interactions in the different touch screens, wearables, VR Glasses and even the web. Working as an interaction designer in the next few years means you have an huge opportunity to change the way people interact with technology.

3. Software Development

The world doesn’t need another “Should Designer Code?” article, but i’ll say this: If you can code — It’s amazing, you can not only visualize your ideas, but also build them completely by yourself. You can talk with designers and coders in their native language, and become a huge asset for every company.

4. Illustration

As years go by I notice that the world’s best design teams, such as Mailchimp, Google and Facebook, are putting more and more focus on illustrations. Illustrations are an amazing way for a brand to support itself with strong, visual messages. Branding is not something that’s about to fade away.

5. 3D Design

I tried the Oculus Rift a few times. Everytime I did, I laughed, I yelled, I even nearly cried. It makes me believe both Virtual and Augmented Reality will be very big in the next few years. Companies are looking to exist there, which means they need a team that can design virtual worlds. If you have a strong visual perception, you can get into 3D Design and be the god of the virtual world. Think about millions of people living inside whatever you design.


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Ariel Verber

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Product Designer, Writer & Creator of Felipe for Sketch. www.arielverber.com

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Product Designer, Writer & Creator of Felipe for Sketch. www.arielverber.com

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