Architect, developer, designer: The anatomy of UX in industry job postings

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Abstract

User Experience is a quickly evolving, interdisciplinary field that combines psychology, communication, social science, design, technology, and other specialized knowledge areas in an attempt to better understand how users interact with information products and how practitioners can better design such products. However, User Experience/Information Architect jobs commonly ask for applicants whose degrees are in technical disciplines, such as computer science, rather than technical communication. Industry isn't always aware of the unique qualifications that non-computer science majors can bring to these often technology-intensive jobs. This poster will present the results of an investigation of over 1000 "user experience" job ads, collected in the fall of 2013, to identify the job titles, educational and experience requirements, technological competencies, and soft qualifications sought by user experience/information architect jobs. The data can help us better understand the anatomy of this emerging field and, in turn, articulate the value-added of graduates from technical communication and related programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGDOC 2014 - Proceedings of the 32nd Annual International Conference on the Design of Communication
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450331661
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 27 2014
Event32nd Annual International Conference on the Design of Communication, SIGDOC 2014 - Colorado Springs, United States
Duration: Sep 27 2014Sep 28 2014

Publication series

NameSIGDOC 2014 - Proceedings of the 32nd Annual International Conference on the Design of Communication

Other

Other32nd Annual International Conference on the Design of Communication, SIGDOC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityColorado Springs
Period9/27/149/28/14

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Keywords

  • Designer
  • Front-end developer
  • Graduates
  • Industry
  • Information architect
  • Job advertisements
  • UX
  • User experience
  • User interface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Software

Cite this

Lauer, C., & Brumberger, E. (2014). Architect, developer, designer: The anatomy of UX in industry job postings. In SIGDOC 2014 - Proceedings of the 32nd Annual International Conference on the Design of Communication [2666234] (SIGDOC 2014 - Proceedings of the 32nd Annual International Conference on the Design of Communication). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2666216.2666234