HCI grad student here. As my fellow students and I near graduation
and explore all the different kinds of opportunities out there, it
would be extremely helpful to learn about your entry-level
interaction design experience.
What was your first ID job? Generally speaking, is there anything
you would have liked to be different? Which experiences were most
beneficial in the long-term?
I've been considering Adaptive Path's UX Intensive, but have heard
conflicting reports about it's value. Here's my situation:
* Sole UX Designer for an early dot-com startup
* First time holding the title of "UX Designer"
* 8+ years of web design experience (visual design & front-end
* Have worked in freelance, agency, and in-house environments
* Poses many of the soft skills (aka instinct, intuition, etc.) but
lack some hard skills (aka formal training, methodology, "lingo",
Is the UX Intensive right for me? Or should I look elsewhere?
I work in-house as an interaction designer in a technical industry. I am a
senior employee. The company has a massive customer base, and lack of
design is their core problem. I am the interaction designer, and there is
a visual designer I hire on contract. This year, I have laid out full
design plans for next generation products to be made until 2010.
I'm now told that they are *"changing their philosophy."* They want to work
in a more "agile" fashion with all developers doing the design and working
with customers. I don't believe that.