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Job Title – User Interface Engineer


A User Interface Engineer is the person who develops the front end of these programs and apps and ensures that they're easy and intuitive for users to operate. 

Typical Job Activities

Collaborates with product management and engineering to define and implement innovative solutions for the product direction, visuals and experience
Executes all visual design stages from concept to final hand-off to engineering
Conceptualizes original ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex design roadblocks
Creates wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas
Presents and defend designs and key milestone deliverables to peers and executive level stakeholders
Conducts user research and evaluate user feedback
Establishes and promote design guidelines, best practices and standards

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Educational Requirements

Senior Certificate with matric exemption
For a Degree course in Computer Sciences at a University
For a diploma in User Interface Design or related courses at a Technikon

Compulsory subjects: Mathematics
Recommended subjects: 
Computer Science

What natural skills and/or aptitudes do I need for this occupation?

Be able to enjoy mathematics and solving problems
Be able to concentrate for long periods
Be imaginative
Be patient and accurate
Be able to think logically
Be able to make his own decisions
Be able to divide tasks into steps of logical sequence
Be able to persevere with a task until all the problems are solved

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Possible Employers

Government departments
Computer manufacturers
Research organisations
Commerce and industry
Insurance companies
Educational institutions and libraries
Transport enterprises
Mining companies

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Relevant Contact Details

Information Technology Industry Training Board
Tell: 011 7893805

Computer Users Council of South Africa



Career Progress and Path

Experience in specific field
Work performance

Possible Career Paths

Specialist career in the specific field

Employment Stability

Moderately stable

Reasons to consider this career

I am very interested in a specific subject or field
I can apply my special skills
I can design things
I can work with technology