New to the list: How to find an Interaction Design job
27 Mar 2006 - 4:43pm
10 years ago
I am a C# developer in the Nashville area. After years of trying to instill interaction design principles into the company I work for, I have finally given up. This company develops software without ever consulting a single target user. The entire design process is left up the developers, and you can imagine what kind of product that turns out.
After going through a Cooper design course in 2003, I realized I was at the wrong company, but foolishly thought I could bring about change in the way we designed our products. Three years later, things have gone from bad to worse and I am looking for a new job.
My question is this:
How do I go about finding a company in my area that embraces the user experience and puts design as a priority in the development process? There are plenty of C# jobs out there, but I would like to focus on jobs where I could put my interaction design learning to good use, and hopefully turn my career from simply being a developer with UI skills to an interaction designer that also does C#.