Hyderabad: UXReactor, a California based Design Consulting firm with its presence in Hyderabad, India, unveiled the UXReactor Academy – Design Ambassador Program for Design students. With this initiative, the UXReactor Academy will identify talented students across different Design Institutions and expose them to the best practices in design with the help of industry practitioners.
In the past UX Design jobs were primarily considered to be artistic in nature. However today these jobs have become very specialized and require exposure to multiple disciplines such as System Thinking, User Research, Prototyping, Product Management, Data analytics, and Behavioural Economics to name a few. At present the number of UX jobs is conservatively projected to rise by 22% annually, attracting a much higher package. This makes it important for aspirants to learn global industry standards.
Speaking about the initiative, Mr. Prasad Kantamneni, Co-Founder, UXReactor said, “There is a huge skill gap in how students are taught design versus what the industry needs from them. So the Design Ambassador program provides students access to a platform where they can learn from industry practitioners, discuss with their global peers, share their knowledge with other students, and finally build their profile as Designers.
This program is highly competitive, where aspiring candidates will be selected based on multiple criteria including aptitude and attitude. Once selected, they will have the opportunity to work on real-world case studies with tight-deadlines and collaboration with their peers. This will help them be relevant in the global design workforce”
The ambassadors will also have access to remote classes, events, and can collaborate with like-minded professionals – using the UXReactor community platform.