50 Bulls**t Jobs: User Interface Design

May 2, 2007, 4:35 PM UTC

Just a few ways to be profitably and pleasantly (if uselessly) employed, from Stanley Bing’s book, “100 Bulls**t Jobs and How to Get Them” (Harper Collins).

A reader writes:

I have an offering for the ‘BS Job’ title that I am not sure I have seen listed on the site before (it’s my bro’s job, not mine.. I swear!):

Title: User Interface Design

Be artistic w/o being an artist; be psychological w/o being a psychologist; make cool virtual stuff w/o being an programmer.

Pay: Variant.. though if it’s affiliated w/ Google (and what isn’t these days?), you’re set!

Good: Get to act pretentious and be around pretentious people. Transition between work, computer games, and on-line chat is seamless.

Bad: May require some prestige – such as entry in to CMU or the like – and luck to get into. Also may have to learn everything you can about Adobe Illustrator.

Ugly: Seeing what happens to your designs when the coders try to actualize them.

Readers, what do you think? Is this a bulls**t job?