I'm a recently laid-off interaction designer, currently looking for
work (in NYC).
Several people have advised me to put a "technologies" section on my
resume, including the programming languages used on the projects I've
worked on. I'm a bit reluctant to do this, because I don't want people
to misconstrue it as implying that I know these languages, nor do I
particularly want to put in a disclaimer stating that I don't really
know them. Although I have an undergrad CS degree, it's been a while
since I last did any serious programming, and I'm not especially fond
of it. I also haven't programmed in the languages that have been used
on the projects I've worked on as an interaction designer and business
However, the people who have advised me to add such a section to my
resume include a couple of recruiters (none of whom "get" what we do,
in my experience), and a friend whose job responsibilities include
reviewing resumes and hiring for a technology company. So I don't want
to be block-headed about this and blow off their advice.