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Year 10 Work Experience: Maria’s Placement (First Week Review)

My first week of work experience at RedCat Digital has taught me a range of new information, from what they truly do, how they do it and to whom they do it for. From the base of information I learnt, I know that RedCat is a niche recruitment agency, specialising in the digital sector. This means that they help employers look for employees and, employees look for employers. RedCat has been established since February 2000 and work with big companies such as Amazon, ASOS, Microsoft, Sky, Burberry, RBS and Lego and many more which has made it really exciting to understand what it is exactly RedCat Digital help these clients recruit for.

Additionally, I learnt that the digital recruitment market is actually really huge. For example, some of the most in demand jobs within the digital sector are within User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) Design, Data Science, Development including Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Front-End Developers, Project Management, Cyber Security and Analytics.

I also learnt about Digital technology and that it is based on two processes; the first one is digitized information which is recorded in binary code (a code of combinations of the digits 1 and 0 , which represents words and images), second one is digital technology which allows a big amount of information to be to be pressed into a small amount of space on small storage devices that can be easily kept alive and carried from one place to another. Additionally, I learnt that the digital recruitment market is actually really huge. Furthermore, front-end is the point of contact, like a website where the design is shown, it is also where the data comes in and the context comes out, it is useful for web users like customers, suppliers and the general public.

In conclusion, the thing that I enjoyed learning the most about was about User Experience and User Interface, such as ‘what is UX design and what does it do?’. UX design is the process used to determine what the experience will be like when a user interacts with a product or service. For example, when a person is buying something online, the UX designer evaluates their behaviour and movements, so than they can make changes to make it simpler and more effective for the user.  However, UX design does not happen alone, it happen with the partnership of UI design, which is the presentation and interactivity of a product. But they both get easily confused. Moreover, a simpler way to justify it is: the UX design is like the structure and architectural part of the website, while the UI design is like designing component where the styling, colour, look and feel appears.

Written by Maria Mata, Year 10 Work Experience

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