Dilemma (Who to choose?)

On Tuesday, a dilemma I come across is which social group should I use as comparison in this topic? The first two communities come to my mind is designer and normal internet user. Since I will be a designer in future soon, hence I curious to know what is the difference between them in social media. What is the role that played by them? However I still get confused since there are various types of designers. Such as graphic designer, interactive/web designer, user experience (UX) designer, user interface (UI) designer, industrial designer, interior designer, and so forth. 


Types of Designer
1. Graphic Designer

  • visual communication
  • problem solving
  • use of typography, photography, illustration
  • branding/ visual identity: logos, business cards
  • product packaging 

2. Interactive Designer

  • use of technology and principles of good communication
  • build website, turns design into actual online experiences
  • knowledge of programming languages such as Javascript 
  • knowledge of CCS and HTML
  • blog templates, banner ads
  • websites, landing pages

3. UX Designer

  • usability testing
  • creating user flows
  • validate business ideas
  • create prototypes
  • *ensure people using a site, apps or tool easily and not confusing.*

4. UI Designer 

  • create beautiful and usage interface
  • graphical user interfaces (GUIs)
  • navigate people through an app, site or tool 
  • buttons, menus, colours, and images

5. Industrial Designer

  • also known as product designer
  • create medical devices
  • appliances 
  • cars, bikes, planes
  • consumer and household items

6. Interior Designer 

  • floor plans
  • diagrams
  • functional spaces
  • visually appealing spaces
Infographic 1 (Velenzuela, C, 2014) shows the types of designers and softwares they used.
I intend to focus on UX designer with normal internet user. Before I go into depth research, I’ve almost zero knowledge with the process of UX design, it was a bit tricky to me. Based on my research I found out that, user experience design (UX, UXD, UED or XD) is the process of enhancing user satisfaction with a product by improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction with the product. In the next entry, I’ll going to explain more on UX Design:  

-What UX designer do

-Why do we care about UX?


Braun, K. (n.d) What Type of Designer Do You Need? Upwork [Online]. Available at: https://www.upwork.com/hiring/design/what-type-of-designer-do-you-need/ [Accessed at: 30th November 2016]

Velenzuela, C.(2014) Design: Which skills? What type of designer? Ventureleague of the Americas [Online]. Available at: http://ventureleague.org/main/design-which-skills-what-type-of-designer/ [Accessed at: 30th November 2016] 


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