Software & Digital Design

The Software & Digital Design Job Family involves the use of technology to create and develop computer systems, programs and data. It also looks at developing the aesthetic appeal of the product that they make. Careers here involve software development and creating graphics and designs for web, television, print and portable electronic devices.

Professional Orientation

Developmental
It refers to an orientation to look at the big picture and come up with unique ways of doing things. This requires one to do considerable research, thinking and modelling.
Design
It refers to the orientation to create and express ideas creatively. It requires one to focus on every detail of the product including its aesthetic appeal.

Remuneration that an individual receives monthly for his/ her professional services

Division of an individual’s time and focus between working and leisure activities

Opportunities given to an individual to scale upwards in the organization

Opportunities given to an individual to travel and interact with experts in a professional setting

Opportunities given to an individual to innovate on new ideas and projects at work

Job Roles

1. Computer Network Architect

Computer Network Architects design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and intranets. These networks range from a small connection between two offices to a multinational series of globally distributed communications systems.

Career Road Map

  • School
  • Graduation
  • Job and Career

At school level, students should ideally choose Science, Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics. The students are required to have cleared their 10+2 with at least 80 to 85% to secure a seat in a top college. If the school offers any additional computer courses, it would be highly beneficial to students.

The best suited course is Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science/ Master of Technology in Computer Science. Click here for the top colleges.

Computer Network Architects create models to predict future network needs by analysing current data traffic and estimating how growth will affect the network. They also keep up to date on new hardware and software technology and test how it can improve network performance. In addition, computer network architects have to keep security in mind and when network vulnerabilities arise, implement security patches or other countermeasures.

2. Data Scientist

Data Scientists are those that make value out of data. Such a person proactively fetches information from various sources and analyzes it for better understanding about how the business performs, and builds AI tools that automate certain processes within the company.

Career Road Map

  • School
  • Graduation
  • Job and Career

At school level, students should ideally choose Science, Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics. The students are required to have cleared their 10+2 with at least 80 to 85% to secure a seat in a top college. If the school offers any additional computer courses, it would be highly beneficial to students.

The best suited courses are Bachelor of Science in Computer Science/ Bachelor of Computer Applications/ Master of Science in Computer Science/ Master of Computer Applications. Click here for the top colleges.

Data Scientists take a business problem and translate it to a data question, create predictive models to answer the question and translate the findings. Knowledge of algorithms, statistics, mathematics, and broad knowledge of programming languages such as R and Python would be necessary for a data scientist. They would also require knowledge of how to structure a data problem, from framing the right questions to ask, to communicating the results effectively.

3. Game Designer/ Animator

Game Designers and Animators apply design and aesthetics to create a game to facilitate interaction between players for entertainment or for medical, educational or experimental purposes.

Career Road Map

  • School
  • Graduation
  • Job and Career

At school level, students should ideally choose Science, Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics. The students are required to have cleared their 10+2 with at least 80 to 85% to secure a seat in a top college. If the school offers any additional computer courses, it would be highly beneficial to students.

The best suited courses are - Bachelor of Science in Game Development/ Bachelor of Computer Applications/ Bachelor of Science in Animation/ Master of Technology in Computer Science/ Master of Computer Applications/ Master of Science in Animation. Click here for the top colleges.

Animators and Game Designers use powerful animation software and computers to create 2-D and 3-D animation for websites, film, video, gaming and mobile media. Drawing and sculpting skills still play a role, but cutting-edge technology has combined with art to expand the field. They have the opportunity to be self-employed, work freelance or work full time with companies and studios.

4. Software Architect

Software Architects design and develop software systems and applications. They may create a software tailored to a client’s specific needs or create products geared for consumers, such as games or desktop applications. If the school offers any additional computer courses, it would be highly beneficial to students.

Career Road Map

  • School
  • Graduation
  • Job and Career

At school level, students should ideally choose Science, Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics. The students are required to have cleared their 10+2 with at least 80 to 85% to secure a seat in a top college.

The best suited courses are Bachelor of Science in Computer Science/ Bachelor of Computer Applications/ Master of Science in Computer Science/ Master of Computer Applications. Click here for the top colleges.

Software Architects require a rigorous study of computer science. They must have core understanding of the theory independent of specific programming languages or latest patterns and paradigms. The essential skill is the ability to write code. They should be capable to learn the syntax of the chosen language to create a prototype / proof of concept for a challenging problem.

5. User Interface & Experience Designer

User Interface & Experience Designers enhance user satisfaction with a product by improving the usability and accessibility in the interaction with the product

Career Road Map

  • School
  • Graduation
  • Job and Career

At school level, students should ideally choose Science, Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics. The students are required to have cleared their 10+2 with at least 80 to 85% to secure a seat in a top college. If the school offers any additional computer courses, it would be highly beneficial to students.

The best suited course is Bachelor of Science in Computer Science/ Bachelor of Computer Applications/ Master of Science in Computer Science/ Master of Computer Applications. Click here for the top colleges.

User Interface and Experience Designers take on a variety of roles on a project, such as recruiting or screening potential users for the next usability test, rethinking wireframes based on technical limitations etc.  The field is a combination of visual design, usability and web development, with the goal of creating beautiful product experiences for users.