User experience (UX) architects are in charge of designing user experience interfaces based on project requirements for their company. They are responsible for creating effecting user interfaces in software, as well as gathering application requirements and documenting business needs. User experience architects conduct user research by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data. In addition, they leverage results of this data to inform design decisions. The user experience architect's main duties also include creating wireframes, mockups, and prototypes based in scalability requirements, as well as creating websites, custom applications, and other interfaces that are easy to use. They utilize their project management skills to follow up on user experience issues, and modify design features to accommodate a wide range of end users.
A bachelor's degree in computer science or another related field is generally required for this position, as well as related experience. User experience architects must have solid understanding of best practices for systems/software engineering, user experience, usability, development processes, and data analysis. They also need extensive knowledge of different programming languages and user design tools.
User experience architects must work well with colleagues to reach all organizational goals in a timely manner; however, they also need to perform effectively on their own with minimal supervision. They also need to be organized, possess strong analytical skills, and have good communication skills to explain technical ideas about features and design to both technical and non-technical staff.
User Experience Architect Tasks
Design and present user experience documentation including wireframes, mockups, flows, conceptual diagrams, task flows, and/or site maps to client.
Envision and design the user experience from onboarding, error correction, and to completion.
Conduct research including surveys, contextual interviews, user persona development, and usability studies to understand the user experience idealized by the client.