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Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

  • business analyst
  • information architect
  • interaction designer
  • lead designer
  • marketing director
  • senior user experience consultant
  • startup lead
  • usability analyst
  • user experience designer
  • user researcher
  • visual designer
  • web content designer

Further Education Options

  • business
  • communication studies
  • cultural heritage studies
  • education
  • human-computer interaction
  • library/information science
  • media studies/media design
  • user experience design (master's)

Sample Industries / Types of Employers

  • education
  • financial institutions
  • government
  • information technology organizations
  • media organizations
  • medical organizations
  • retail companies
  • technology firms

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

Employers have identified these top four skills as important when evaluating entry-level candidates­. As a Laurier student, you gain these skills through the opportunities available to you.

Functional Knowledge

  • Design and evaluate content, products, services and design solutions with an understanding of the end-users’ needs and environment.
  • Conduct user needs assessment and usability testing in field, lab and online settings.
  • Apply the theories and methods of project management, design thinking and social innovation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Lean user experience (UX) design principles and gain an understanding of the importance of using multi-disciplinary teams to create better products and user experiences.
  • Make physical and digital objects using a range of tools and techniques including clay, 3D printing, laser cutting, microcontrollers and simple computer programming.
  • Make aesthetic design decisions using visual design concepts and processes.
  • Design and implement a comprehensive social media strategy for a product or service including planning, marketing, trends, legal implications and budgeting.
  • Gain experience in digital file management and manipulation using HTML, CSS and Javascript across multiple platforms.

Collaboration/Teamwork Skills

  • Understand group dynamics and apply team and leadership skills by identifying your role and contributing, leading, teaching, motivating and/or encouraging others for team success.
  • Oversee, lead and/or contribute to a project including determining goals, planning details, making decisions and completing tasks.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviour and an understanding of individual perspectives and diversity.

Communication Skills

  • Find, evaluate, synthesize and clearly communicate research findings in oral and written formats.
  • Probe for information by asking questions and listening, and engage in constructive conversations.
  • Prepare interesting and informative reports, infographics and presentations for diverse audiences using current technology.

Problem-Solving Skills

  • Develop critical-thinking skills and an understanding of contemporary challenges, issues and trends.
  • Identify and access a wide range of relevant information and resources.
  • Learn, understand and critically interpret information and apply knowledge to new situations.
  • Set priorities, meet deadlines and manage time, data and resources.
  • Make well-reasoned decisions, think creatively, identify and consider all sides of an issue.
  • Analyze and evaluate data to discuss, support and/or question ideas, opinions, reports, theories and proposals.

Contact Us:

Jennifer Beam, Academic Program Assistant