The UX job roles that matter the most right now

Addressing the “umbrella term”

There is a lot of things that come under the term user experience design. It is the user-centeredness of a product’s design, the content, and the visual aesthetic of it.

  • Usability
  • Human-computer interaction
  • User research
  • Accessibility
  • Information architechture
  • User interface design
  • UX writing

🦄 What about unicorn UI/UX designers?

You might have come across the term Unicorn UI/UX designers. This is a fairly new “job role” that has been getting a lot of attention.

Yes, there might be certain companies that list jobs titled “UX Unicorn” but it's rare and also not a very good decision.

🌌 UX Strategist

The obvious part we know about UX designers is their ability to design user-centered apps. But what about the client or business owners or the company? What about their goals? What bout the future of UX or Design Thinking in the company?

🏛️ UX Architect

A UX architect is mainly responsible for laying out the structure and flow of a product.

🤓 Design Engineer

Design engineering is about designers who code. It’s well documented that it’s very handy for UX designers to learn front-end development to give them an edge in the market.

🍭 Product designer

This is a bit of an all-in-one role. I know, this sounds a bit contradictory since we talked about how unicorn designers are a bad idea.

🔢 UX researcher and Insight Manager

Research is a very crucial part of user-centered design. And the user-centered design is completely focused on creating products based on actual feedback and not assumptions.

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Ather Nawaz

Ather Nawaz


User Experience Consultant, Product Innovation focused, game enthusiast and much more :-)