I have the option of taking a localization course next quarter for my masters program, but I'm on the fence as to whether I should register for it. I'd like to get a better understanding of how valuable a localization skillset is to IxD practice.
Here are some of my questions:
1) Is there an advantage to learning about localization in an academic context rather than through work experience?2) How valuable or desirable is it for a new IxD or UX practitioner to come into the field with localization knowledge? 3) What are the most important skills and concepts that I should possess if I want to do work in localization?