User Experience and User Interface design is one of the most employable professions today. The demand for UX designers has been on the rise in recent years. Product experiences are becoming more central to how users consume products. As the demand for more personalised and user-centric services increases, so has the demand for UX-related roles.
As a field, it is extremely versatile and straddles across multiple disciplines — technology, design, research, opening up many options even if you do not end up in UI/UX. You will learn skills and knowledge applicable to tech, business and design. In fact, there are significant overlaps with the functions of product managers and UX designers.
This begs the question: What does UI/UX entail and what are the basic principles of the practice? If you are new to the field, this article will provide the broad strokes of the discipline and what its core tenets are.