Interaction Design - A career change

6 Oct 2011 - 4:46am
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rashmi.nk
2011

Hello Members,

I am really happy to have found this site for Interaction designers. Truthfully speaking I am a newbie to Interaction Design and would be glad if the members could clarify a few doubts for me. I have recently received an interview call for the post of a interaction designer. However over the last four years I have been into Application Development and haven't played around much in the field of designing. I do have a strong foothold over the web technologies as well as knowledge of Photoshop (if that is helpful). I would like to know what is expected of an Interaction Designer and how should I equip myself.

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7 Oct 2011 - 3:02pm
Jack L. Moffett
2005

Hello Rashmi,

I won't answer your question directly here, but I wanted to let you know that I'm writing a series of articles on DesignAday that address the questions and concerns of those new to Interaction Design. You can see all of the posts in the series so far (in reverse chronological order) by going here.

Best,

Jack

11 Oct 2011 - 6:27am
Sean Pook
2008

Hi Rashmi,

Is the post for junior or trainee interaction designer? If not, you could potentially be wasting yours and the employers time.

It's a contested point, but developers don't make great designers and vice versa. The consensus being there's not enough time to become and remain an expert in both.

If it is a junior/trainee position - very well done finding it - they are like gold dust. Don't tell anyone about it ;-)

Sean Pook

www.ic-creative.co.uk

11 Nov 2011 - 6:18am
rashmi.nk
2011

Thank Jack. The post were an interesting read. I particularly appreciate the "Getting Started" reading list.

Thanks Sean but I guess the post I am being interviewed for is at the mid level so I would have to make the call.

 

 

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