Re: Programming and IxD (was- Help: Lookingforanother me)
8 Sep 2004 - 7:44am
8 years ago
>I want to work for a company that is concerned with IxD - but do not wish to
be pigeon holed as either as an IxD'er, or Programmer. I also fear that
changing roles for each successive job, that future employers will think
that I don't really know what I want to do (not focused).
>However, it's encouraging to hear how many of you lead similar schizophrenic
lives - and actually look to employ people with many and varied
I too started off as a programmer by profession (as well as an artist by
schooling and by hobby) and am filling the space of Interaction Design.
I too am struggling with identity. Headhunters are looking for
specialists, I am a generalist. Mine might be considered a genuine
identity crisis though, as the distinction between usability,
interaction design and IA are subtle IME. I guess I'm looking for a
smaller org where they all are under the same hat. Either that, or I
should get some schooling in one of them. Or move to the States where
there's a larger pool...