Means to an IxDA message? WAS: Where are all the designers?
21 Feb 2008 - 8:15pm
5 years ago
There are simply more jobs than IxDs right now. We're all engaged in
solving interesting problems, and the world is exploding with yet
The fear I share with others is that we all face a serious
professional issue if unqualified folks fill IxD shoes and cause
industry to sour on our discipline. I'm thinking that facing outward
and being more direct with industry is crucial for IxDA. Leaving
aside the somehow too-touchy definitional question...which I believe
is not as out of whack as some contend... I do believe that IxDA has
to help us maintain standards and build out the fields of our shared
expertise. As a member of the board, I want to make this happen.
So, what are some of the best means we (IxDA) could employ to
communicate the IxD message & self-definition with recruiters, HR
departments, education, business leaders, etc.?
On Feb 21, 2008, at 2:43 PM, Brett Ingram wrote:
> Which brings me to the original question in this discussion thread. > What I haven't really seen anyone write is that the reason it is hard > to find designers might be because we are happily employed and not in > the market for a job.