I recently gave some advice to a young lady in NYC; interested in
pursuing a career as an Interaction Designer. This was admittedly
general and more limited to a nudge in a direction that would create an
avenue of information. I am not an Interaction Designer; I support a
consulting firm that engages Designers for long term project work.
She had hosts of questions; including questions about entry level
opportunities that might put her in a relevant environment while she
advanced her education with relevant course work.
The questions I would submit on her behalf would include: what are best
education courses to take; to build the right foundation, best places to
take them (preferably in NYC) and how best to present herself as novice
seeking to work in some entry level capacity; in a relevant environment;
to support an IA context and benefit from the exposure to professionals
currently engaged as an Interaction Designer...
Any insights or leads from our esteemed online contribtutors?