Hiring Trends in UX Design: The 6 Things You Need to Know About Tech’s Fastest Growing Field | Creative Cloud blog by Adobe

Adobe set out to uncover the latest hiring trends in UX design and the results point to one big conclusion: ‘UX designers’ are now as in demand as software engineers, and that demand is only going to increase.

Source: Hiring Trends in UX Design: The 6 Things You Need to Know About Tech’s Fastest Growing Field | Creative Cloud blog by Adobe

A good, short article put out by Adobe. In my short turn as a technical writer for a UX/UI Design team, I think one thing they appreciated about me was that I did have an understanding of how UX should work, and the information architect/UX designers were often open to suggestions. I often looked at their work as something I probably would’ve enjoyed doing if I had more experience on Axure or another wireframing tool. (Still playing with a few different ones when I have the chance.)

As technical writing become more and more visual, even with things like buttons to select or abridged text for mobile devices, having a strong UX foundation–even if you aren’t a UX designer–is pretty important these days. You don’t need to be a designer yourself to understand good design, just like you don’t have to be a painter or sculptor or writer to appreciate and understand good art or a good book.

When you have a chance, look into learning more. You’ll find it highly beneficial.

–TechCommGeekMom

About TechCommGeekMom

Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who has recently started her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, and BASF North America, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog, TechCommGeekMom.com, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/daniellemvillegas, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog.
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