The role of IxDA in career and practice building??? (was More interactive jobs / less interactive talent ?)
13 Mar 2007 - 4:25am
3 years ago
Someone in this recent thread about jobs acknowledged with me that the
current space for career development for interaction designers is not
there and that doing something about it is what this community is all
about. Total paraphrase.
So ... the short question is What can IxDA be doing to more
pro-actively change the situation? Obviously, IxDA is not the only
organization in this sphere, nor are we the largest and most
influential, but if this young small org had the resources (hmmm?
there are 4300 subscribers out there?) and put our attention on this
issue more directly what would that look like?
Basically, another way to look at the question is ... What are the key
issues in the interaction design community regarding career
development? How should IxDA address these issues? How can IxDA use
the advancement of the IxD practitioner to move along one of its
primary goals of advancing the discipline of IxD?
What are other organizations doing either UX related or not that you
feel are more successful at career development issues? What are they
doing that make you think so?
Let's think of this as a brainstorming session. No idea is too out of
reach for the time being and counter discussion of points should
really be about clarifying people's statements more than judging or