• Digital economy as an development target has been written into the Government Work Report of the State Council for
four consecutive years. The latest report delivered Premier Li Keqiang on 22 May 2020 highlighted “advancing Internet
Plus initiatives across industries and creating new competitive edges in digital economy” & “promoting the
development of industrial internet and smart manufacturing”.
apart from internet companies, are also embracing the digital economy, seeking for transformation. The 2020 COVID-19
pandemic, in particular, is catalyzing and accelerating the scale-up of digital economy.
Computing, have brought huge impact on existing business models in multiple ways, and are continuously pushing the
transformation of design industry.
become the mainstream, and the user experience industry is closely following the national strategy and embracing the
trend of digital economy.
accelerated this year by the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, both the job market data of design posts and user
experience employees survey have indicated that emerging internet design is becoming a mainstream.
well as in new tier-1 cities are putting increasing value in design positions, as salaries for design posts in
both tiers are rising.
the overall volume of design-related posts have seen a YOY decline of 7.9%, the design talent demand of the
Top 500 Companies has improved , particularly in demand for emerging internet design talent with higher
stage to all-stage & full-process design that requires more
attitude” and “experience design quality” are having greater weights in the KPI of many product teams.
companies with relatively stable UX culture and structure, but also in digital life and other new
digital technology fields. UX talents are also expanding their footprints into companies in new tier-1,
tier-2, and even tier-3 cities.
limitation in career development. They yearn for more training and learning opportunities.
designers are more inclined to stability, and a major proportion of them do not plan a switch, whose
proportion is highest in the recent 6 years. Big tech companies such as Tencent, Alibaba, Huawei, Apple,
ByteDance, etc. are the most desired destination.
technologies represented by “ABC” are pushing forward the crossover design education, which requires
shifting from pure artistic design to cross-discipline development. This trend has also been
embracing by college education.
industry, academia, and research. University students are expected to grow both in knowledge and
experience and unlock more capabilities in real projects, in order to meet the market demand.
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