Nine Essential Characteristics of Good UX Designers

The author puts forth the following as nine essential characteristics one must possess to make a good software user experience designer:

  1. A Deep Understanding of Human Psychology & Research Methods
  2. Competence in the Basics of Graphic Design
  3. An Awareness of and Interest in Technology
  4. Verbal & Visual Communication Skills
  5. Moderate Familiarity with Business, Deep Familiarity with Your Business
  6. The Ability to Quickly Learn a Subject Matter Area
  7. Mediation, Facilitation, & Translation Skills
  8. Creativity & Vision
  9. Passion

Nine Essential Characteristics of Good UX Designers