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richard aurey
Richard Aurey

UX Designer at Capgemini

What does the job of UX Designer involve?

In the term "UX Designer", what is behind "UX" is User eXperience. We do user experience design.

First of all, we try to understand the needs of the users, whether they are professional users who work all day on a piece of software, or users of the Stop Covid application that was decried at its launch.

In defining this need, we try to identify what they are looking for within this solution and to shape the paths and screens that correspond to these needs.

Why did you join Capgemini?

I joined Capgemini because I had done a short UX Designer training. When I finished the course, Capgemini was one of the companies that came forward for Job Dating. I had interviews with them and was recruited.

I chose Capgemini because, although I was a young graduate then, the company allowed me to achieve large-scale projects. From the very first days, I was involved in a very complex project with the SNCF. Then I worked on client spaces for large structures in the real estate and energy sectors.

We mainly work with CAC40 companies on very strong business or customer issues.

How has the profession of UX Designer evolved?

It's a fairly recent profession. Before the UX Design sector was officially born, there were similar activities with marketing teams and graphic designers.

The marketing side analysed user needs through market research. The graphic designers created the interfaces and improved the ergonomics.

To sum up, UX Design is a combination of the two. We work on usability while at the same time questioning users to find out if it meets their needs correctly.

Is it a job that offers opportunities?

Indeed, it is an expertise that is sought after by recruiters.

These skills are particularly prized in the Paris region, but this sector is also developing in the rest of France.

How do you know if you are cut out for this job?

You have the soul of a designer when you are on the lookout for ergonomic issues in your daily life.

For example, if you look at a website and wonder why it is made in such a way, why a pink button was chosen instead of a red one... it means that you are questioning its design.

When you go to a restaurant and you find that the menu is badly designed or that the toilet sign is not visible, these are all little things that you pay attention to.

When you work in this field, you have that experience every day. The user experience doesn't stop when you go home. It's everywhere and all the time in our daily lives, whether it's on TV or on the street.

If you have this passion for detail, if you are trying to understand and improve things, go for it!

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