I am about to start studying at the Open University (opens in new window), and picking modules that will increase my knowledge and progress my career as a UX designer. The modules cover cognitive psychology, technology and design. This is what I am looking at so far:
Level 2 modules
T211 - Design and designing
DSE212 - Exploring Psychology
T215 - Communication and information technologies
Level 3 modules
DD303 - Cognitive psychology
T324 - Keeping ahead in information and communication technologies
MYT364 - Fundamentals of interaction design
Innovation: designing for a sustainable future
I am carrying across credits from previous study in graphic communication so I don’t need to pursue level 1 modules. Has anyone else here covered these modules, and if so did you find they compliment your day-to-day work as an interaction designer?
The module I am most in a quandary about is Exploring Psychology. I am encouraged that it will explore statistics and producing qualititative and quantitiative reports, as well as a grounding in what I will need to know for the level 3 cognitive psychology module. I am worried that it will cover a lot wider spectrum of pyschology which will not be of relevance. If there are others here who have studied psychology, I would be interested to learn if you think this is the case, or if my concerns are unfounded.
I work full-time, so I will be studying these on a part-time basis.