I am at a crossroads in my career. I have been a UI Developer for 15 years and I am a capstone away from graduating with a masters in HCI. Should I look to internships as a way to get into a full time UX position or should I apply for entry level UX positions (as long as I can show related experience)? Internships seem like a great way to get introduced to a company, but I am worried that internships are only for people in their 20s. I am in my late 30s and the clock is ticking.
I am from South Korea and studying new media advertising in the U.S. I am really confused about the UX career responsibilities. There are so many titles such as planning, UX, research, usability and human factors. Is there a difference between planning and UX and research and usability and human factors – or is it all the same job?
I have an interview with a large pan-European technology company next week who are opening up a new role for a user experience architect. Reading between the lines in the job spec, the role also involves service design and some business analysis; this is something that I welcome. As a company that is opening up a new user experience architect role, what are the pertinent questions I should be asking to uncover what is planned for the future? I don’t want to be a UX team of one for the long-term.
My name's Noah Ruede, and I'm a 22-year-old aspiring Interaction Designer.
spent three years studying Communication at Rutgers University before
learning about IxD. I was immediately fascinated by the field, so much
so that I have decided to transfer instead to CUNY City Tech's "Emerging
Media Technology" major, with the Media Design concentration on the
Interaction Design track.