The evolving UX education and practitioner

Photo courtesy Zack Aman

How can you be sure that your design education proves timeless? The world of UX (and the acronym didn’t even exist when I was in grad school!) is constantly shifting and evolving. The relevant and necessary tools, methods and brands of today will likely be replaced soon in the future. So how you be sure that your degree or education provides long-term value?

In a recently published article at UXPA Magazine, Zach Aman and I argue that a great design education should help you master ambiguity, and hone your ability to experiment, invent and adapt, rather than focus on software and tool competency. Zack vividly illustrates this with a brief case study into his experience working on a project for Draper Labs.


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