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Will the UX/UI job title ever die?

8 months ago from , UI Designer

This topic is as old as time, but does anyone here reluctantly call themselves a UX slash UI Designer to make it easier to find work? Who sees it as two separate skill sets where just because you're good at one, doesn't make you good at another?

I have my own opinions, but Iā€™m keen to get insight into the current trends in thought, whether to be both a UX and UI practitioner is a necessary evil, if companies are trying to save money by getting a 2in1, or if you can be exceptionally talented at both right of the bat.

When UX started becoming mainstream around 2010, give or take 5 years, this debate came up a lot, and I thought by now the two disciplines would have merged or diverged, but it still seems to be the most in-demand design title.

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  • Joseph BarrientosJoseph Barrientos, 8 months ago

    I hope it does but for now it wont. Its mostly just used as a term to show that you're multifunctional. I've said it multiple times but always follow with (i lean heavier on the UI side). I think if I just state that I'm primarily a UI or Visual designer, there is a little bit of disdain from a lot of people here in the valley, almost as if its a JR or intern position not worthy of a title like UX designer.

    I think as companies focus more on design and hire specific UX and UI designers as separate roles, we will move away from all encompassing titles.

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