User research and usability testing are critical in enhancing UI/UX design skills. They provide insights into user needs and behaviors, leading to more user-centered designs. To gain experience, aspiring designers can conduct independent research, seek internships or entry-level positions, and contribute to open-source projects. Online courses and resources can also help build expertise in these areas, with practice and real-world projects being key to improvement.
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