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.
Hello, Over the past two or three years I've had conversations with many people on this list (at conferences and workshops, through email, etc.). I gather that *lots* of people in the design / research / interaction / UX / anthrodesign / IA / product / communications bundle of practices are pondering how they can work in areas other than corporate jobs, consumer products and services, etc.
AS a recent graduate from a 4 year college (and a huge dork), I started looking at graduate programs in Interaction Design. I was accepted into the University of Baltimore IDIA masters program for the fall of this year. I have very little experience with IXD but it is a field I could see myself in for a long time.
I have a couple questions that I am hoping someone can answer. I know there are already posts on these topics but I am hoping for some more specific answers-
I have decided to go to the University of Baltimore and have officially enrolled as a new grad. student for the Fall 2010 semester.
If you are a current student at U.Baltimore in the IDIA masters program, please share with me your feedback on: the program, classes, professors, research opportunities, conference opportunities, if you recieved an assistantship, and other information you would like to share!