Human-Computer Interaction Designer Salary
The average pay for a Human-Computer Interaction Designer is $97,400 per year.
Job Description for Human-Computer Interaction Designer
The work of human-computer interaction designers focuses on the ways people input and receive information from computers. Although HCI design can be as basic as working with user interfaces, many designers also work in specialized fields to help disabled people work with computers in general.Read More...
Those in this position may work with foreign, non-roman alphabets and other input variations which affect designs, and may also present computers to emerging world cultures which have little experience with them. Generally, these designers work to make the ways people use computers as easy as possible.
HCI designers usually work from a series of challenges, such as designing input keyboards with braille alphabets for the blind or optimizing simple mouse commands for those who may be unable to move a mouse. They may design hardware or software which assist these users in interacting with their computers, and they also adjust and improve designs based upon target-user testing and feedback.
HCI designers often work with interfaces and input/output designed for specific audiences; this can include designing input/output for those with learning disabilities. They may have to improve the usability of system software for foreign cultures, especially those which are less technologically experienced.
Most HCI designers work either in specialized divisions of large software development companies or smaller, interface-related boutique companies, and a college degree in computer science or a related field is generally required for this position. Most work in a computer office environment during traditional weekly business hours.
Human-Computer Interaction Designer Tasks
- Research, analyze and incorporate data on user behavior.
- Develop and present design ideas to clients and/or managers.
- Design, create, and test digital experiences and user interfaces.
- Work with cross-functional teams to develop the best customer interaction experience.