I've been doing UX design for almost a year now and I am considering taking up a graduate program in HCI at Depaul. For those who have been in the industry or those that hire UX designers:
Is it beneficial at all for me to have this degree? Will it provide me more opportunities? Will I have better leverage for salary negotiation?
I am just wondering if the benefits will out weigh the costs of the program and see if this is something that will accelerate my career and give me more experience while I work full-time as a jr. ux designer.
I am in a dilemma and hoping to get some help here. I have graduated as an industrial designer in June 2011 and had applied to Masters in interaction design program at Ivrea (which is under Domus Academy, Milan now) and Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID). I have been accepted in both the institutes for masters course starting in January 2012 and I chose to attend the course at Domus Academy.
Recently, I came across this course at NTU, Singapore: 'Master of Arts In Interactive Design' (which borrows faculty from Domus for the workshop phase of the course). But I have no idea of the market for IxD in Singapore and am wondering whether I should take this up.