Laws of UX = A Myth To Land Your First Job

Faizan Sayani
4 min readMar 11, 2023
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Do you remember the “7+-2” rule, the 3-click rule, or the -400ms principle? If not, then what kind of UX designer are you?

We’ll weed out some of the myths and explore their flaws and look into things like laws and other principles that will likely have an adverse effect on the quality of your work as a UX designer. The laws of UX are a set of best practices and design principles that aim to make digital products easier and more enjoyable. These laws are important in a user experience person’s daily job because they provide guidance on how to create better experiences for users. By following the laws of UX, user experience professionals can ensure that users have a smooth and intuitive experience when using a product. Additionally, following the laws of UX can help minimize confusion and frustration for users, leading to higher user satisfaction and loyalty.

Searching for your first job in UX design can be a daunting task. You might feel like you need to know all the laws of UX design in order even to get your foot in the door. While having a comprehensive understanding of UX design is essential for any successful designer, it’s important to remember that it’s not the only thing employers are looking for.

When applying for your first job, you should focus more on your ability to understand and solve user problems, rather than memorizing every law of UX design. Employers want to hire people who can think critically and creatively to solve real-world issues. Demonstrating your understanding of user research and prototyping and your ability to collaborate with other teams and stakeholders can go a long way to show potential employers what you’re truly capable of.

Also, don’t forget the importance of soft skills. You need to be able to communicate effectively and work well with others. Employers seek someone who can quickly adapt to their team and help create a positive working environment. Showing that you’re a great team player and a self-starter can be just as important as your technical skills.

Some of the greatest myths people have in their minds regarding the UX career are:

  1. You need a degree in UX design to be successful: This is not necessarily true. While having a degree in UX design can help you land a job in the field, it isn’t the only way. Many UX professionals learn their skills through self-teaching and hands-on experience.
  2. UX design is all about making things look pretty: While visual design plays a role in UX design, it is not the only factor. UX design is about creating an experience that is enjoyable, intuitive, and efficient for the user. It involves understanding how people interact with and use a product and designing the best possible experience for them
  3. UX design is a one-time process: UX design is an iterative process, which means that the design process and the product are constantly evolving and improving. It is important to continually test the product with users and make changes as needed.
  4. UX design is only for tech companies: While UX design is heavily used in the tech industry, it is also used in a variety of other industries and contexts. UX design can be used in the medical, education, and retail fields, to name a few.
  5. UX design is easy: Well, as a UX designer, I would say it is very easy for those who are passionate about arising problems and have the guts to solve them. UX design is not always about getting involved in solving issues and errors in the design but also to pluck the issue from the roots and seeing from a user’s eye to find the best possible outcome.

Although myths regarding the laws of UX may be prevalent, they should not be used as the ultimate way to land your first job. Ultimately, your success in securing a UX job will depend on your ability to demonstrate your knowledge and skills in the field. By studying UX principles, actively engaging in the UX community, and building a portfolio of work, you will be able to demonstrate your aptitude and expertise and give yourself the best chance of success.

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Faizan Sayani

Senior UX Designer @Xord - Blockchain Designer - Web3 Enthusiast