Welcome to the CareerFoundry UX design quiz! Think you know UX design? Well, how much do you really know? In this quiz we're going to ask you 16 crucial questions that will assess your UX design knowledge. Think you’re ready? Then let’s go!
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You’re a UX beginner - but you’re in the right place! 

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You’re probably already aware that you’re a UX beginner. But don’t worry! UX design is still relatively new to many workplaces, with lots of companies only just realizing the far-reaching benefits that having a UX designer on board can have for their conversion, return custom and general user satisfaction.

UX design is growing in reputation and prominence not just in design circles but across the spectrum as business thought leaders begin to witness the power of the user over the success or failure of their brand.

This growth in interest means there’s a huge demand right now for qualified UX designers, both in-house and freelance, to help companies streamline their efforts and focus on the projects which most impact and benefit the consumer.

It can help to think of the ‘U’ in UX as ‘YOU’. A UX designer puts the user at the centre of everything he or she does; if you’re having a delightful experience with a product and reaching all the goals you set out to achieve, then the brand you are engaging with is simultaneously reaching their own business goals.

The user seeks a product, the website provides it. The user seeks an answer to a problem, the product gives it.

But what does a UX designer actually do?
A UX designer’s job, in a nutshell, is to align the goals of the business with the goals of the user. Not only do they help the user reach their goals, but they make the process of reaching those goals as delightful, straightforward and enjoyable as possible.  

“UX design is the process of enhancing user satisfaction by improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction between the user and the product.”

To get more of a grip on UX design, its history, principles and practices, take our FREE 7 day UX design email short course (http://info.careerfoundry.com/free-ux-course)
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You did great - but there’s more to learn! 

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Well done! You might not be a UX expert yet, but you’ve certainly got some of the basics down. Perhaps you already follow some thought leaders in UX design or you’ve got a friend who works at a startup giving you the lowdown on how UX design has revolutionized the company’s working practices.

Where you’re at now is a great starting point to begin growing your knowledge and finding out if this is the right career choice for you. And whether you’re thinking about a total career change, or just adding UX design to your current skillset and getting that longed-for promotion, it’s clear the building blocks are in place to start thinking about your next move.  

So what’s next?

Start reading beginner UX design blogs like: UXMastery, UXMag, UXBeginner, CareerFoundry BlogCheck out MeetUp for an event in your area on UX design and get talking to some local designers

Follow some reputable UXers on Twitter like:

Patrick Neeman @usabilitycounts
Karen McGrane @karenmcgraneScott
Jenson @scottjenson
Jared Spool @jmspool
Laura Klein @lauraklein
Steve Krug @skrug
Luke Wroblewski @lukew
Don Norman @jnd1er

Last, but certainly not least, enroll on CareerFoundry’s
FREE 7 day UX design email short course (http://info.careerfoundry.com/free-ux-course).

With its combination of short, digestible info blocks, beginner-friendly exercises and glossary of terms it’s exactly what you need to fill in the gaps of your UX knowledge and see if this is the career for you! 

UX design could be the career choice for you! 

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So you already know your accessibility from your usability, and that testing is the closest thing to a UX designer’s heart - perhaps you’ve done some reading on the subject, or you’ve already performed some UX design in your current role.

Now that we’ve established you’ve got some good ground knowledge, it might be a good time to ask yourself: is UX design a good career choice for me?

Think about the following questions:

Are you curious about human behaviour? Do you like to question the process as much as, if not more than, the end result? Do you love to research, analyze data and test, test, test?

If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, then it looks like UX design could be right up your alley. There are no specific personality traits required for this job, but an interest in people certainly won’t hinder your success and the ability to look at the facts rather than following a hunch is definitely an advantage.

What are the benefits of a career in UX design?

Well paid: fantastic starting salaries for junior UX designers

Flexibility: the opportunity to work remotely, as well as in-house

Job security: huge demand for UX designers, in every industry right now

Variety of opportunities: from user researcher, to information architect.

Every day is different: from wireframing, to prototyping, interviewing users, to launching A/B tests - you’ll never know what the day will hold!

Want to learn how to think like a UX Designer?

Try out our FREE 7 day email 'Think Like a UX Designer Course' 

Take our practical Short Course, for a hands-on exploration of user experience practices. This week-long email course will give you a solid grounding in the key elements of UX, through real-life exercises.

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Then check out our brand new Certified UX Designer Program:


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