What would you recommend for someone interested in getting started with interaction design, but who already has their bachelor's?
My plan was to make a website and gradually fill it through designing my own projects (or volunteering if I can find something nearby), but first I wanted to know if there was a better way of going about this.
If it's relevant, I have degrees in Cognitive Science and Studio Art, can teach myself programming languages, and have some experience with counseling and scientific research.
I'm looking for a "short list" of top consulting firm recommendations (Boston, NY area preferred, but US-wide is ok too) to consider from anyone who has had direct experience working with such firms that have really proven their worth to introduce and foster transormative work practice around Agile UX for web design/development teams. To help frame the scope of the consulting, I'm envisioning a 5-8 day cross-discipline/stakeholder workshop and educational service focused on agile UX and collabortive web product design/innovation.
While I was at an internship over the summer, a client recommended that I start seeking contract work while I finish up my MFA. (as opposed to my previous plan of taking a bunch of internships to learn different skills.. I'm told more than one internship can make it look like you didn't learn anything or your skills aren't up to par for a real position)
If you missed Interaction13 -- or want another taste of the region -- join us at Fluxible on September 14-15. Located just an hour's drive west of Toronto, in happenin' Kitchener-Waterloo.
Enjoy talks and workshops from some of the most knowledgeable folks in our field. Spend some serious hang-out time with Steve Portigal, Leah Buley, Teresa Brazen, Steve Baty, Josh Seiden, and 9 other amazing folks from the IxDA and UX communities.
Third Thursday is a forum for interaction designers in Sweden. Third Thursday referring to when we meet, which is the third Thursday of each month to mingle, have a drink and talk about Interaction Design with known and unknown colleagues in the Industry. Third Thursday is aimed at industry professionals in * User Experience * Information Architecture * Interaction Design * Usability * HMI * Visual Design * Prototype Engineering
I'd like very much to bring the Mumbai IxDA back to life. Basic goals for me are to have a peer group of course + people to travel with to from conferences of interest, share thoughts after reading industry related writing, personal shares about work, learnings. That being said this group would stir up a bit and do something every 1-2 months.
Is anyone else interested in helping put this together?