Senior Visual Designer who wants to add IxD skills
23 Mar 2011 - 12:39pm
4 years ago
I'm a senior Visual & Interface Designer who would like some advice on how to add the skills for Interaction Design & Usability to my repertoire.
I am currently reading "About Face 3" by Alan Cooper (I've already read The Design of Everyday Things, Don't Make Me Think, and It's Not Rocket Science) but I would also like to enroll in a workshop to practice and learn more. I have always been a designer who needs to understand the "why/who/what for" of whatever it is that I'm designing. I need to know how things work before I can design for them - which is why I have taught myself HTML and CSS in order to design effectively for the web.
Specifically, I want to have the
tools (and know how to use them) to be part of a development team,
and/or be able to compete for design jobs that require experience with
concepts of personas, usability evaluations, user research and
prototyping methodologies. Can anyone help me decide between these three workshops?