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  1. #1
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    Aug 2005
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    And are there more career opportunities for UI designers than web designers?

    Or are UI designers simply web designers who specialize in interface design (similar to telecomm workers who specialize in fiber optic installation)


    I got this from a job position:

    • Collaborate with Business leaders and Product Management to design easy-to-use, innovative and differentiating user interfaces.
    • Lead user interface designs through the UI design cycle.
    • Conceptualize, articulate, and champion innovative design approaches
    • Continually iterate and execute interface concepts with Product Management & Engineering.
    • Create prototypes to allow sufficient user feedback prior to development..
    • Eventual management of additional design resources.


    • Minimum of 5-7 years experience designing web-based products for consumer-oriented websites
    • Must be able to work and communicate effectively in a cross-functional development team, and present ideas and designs effectively
    • Proven track record for translating business requirements and use cases into highly usable and innovative web-based applications.
    • Understanding of web-based design and the implications of dynamic interface design.
    • Experience in prototyping visual design concepts via visual design tools such as Photoshop or Illustrator.
    • Creating style and usability guidelines.
    •Flash animation and familiarity with Actionscript 2.0 or 3.0 is a plus
    • Proven ability to act as a leader in communicating conceptual ideas and design rationale
    • Designing interfaces that use Ruby on Rails, CSS, JavaScript,and XHTML
    • Cross browser, cross platform knowledge of CSS and XHTML: IE, FireFox and SafarWeb 2.0 JavaScript and AJAX technologies: prototype.js,, Dojo, mochikit experience is a plus.


  3. #2
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    Jun 2005
    Atlanta, GA
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    Sounds like a fun job... <totally unabashed>Where is this position, pray tell?</totally unabashed>

    In all seriousness, though, concerning your question -- a UI designer specializes in designing UIs. UI designers know concepts of usability and common controls used in UIs everywhere, and then specialize their understanding to whatever domain it is that they're working on at a particular moment (like the web).

    Web designers tend to have more concern for things like layout and such. You could almost call them a cross between a regular UI designer and a print layout designer. That's how I see it anyway.

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