This podcast is really interesting to me. The idea that a studio would
create inside itself a "school" in this case a "fellowship" is very
interesting to me. I know nothing about these implementations, but just the
concept intrigues me.
I know we talk a lot about certification and grad programs on this (and well
every other UX list) and I have always been a little on the leery side when
it came to any sort of formal education and a big fan of anything more akin
to mentor/apprentice programs. I know that IAI has had a mentorship program
(I don't know that much about it), but traditional mentoring programs to me
fall short of the real value behind a guild-like experience, where the
certification comes from master after years of close-working together.
Anyway, just sorta inspired during this VERY dry period on the list to start
a discussion about informal education.