What is a UX designer?

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Even if I tell you that UX stands for user experience you'll probably continue to wonder what a UX designer like me actually does. What are my skills and my output and how do I make a significant impact? What kind of person becomes a UX designer and what distinct qualities do we possess?

It’s easiest to start with the designer part of the title. Think of designers as problem-solvers who reorganise things, try different options and make new connections to create a new approach. In my context, a designer envisions a better version of something and optimises it so that it functions, looks and performs better than it did before.