The expectation of designer in my current role is full stack UX - research, running design workshops, prototyping, testing, UI design. While I am able to deliver in all of these areas I’d like to focus on research.
I’ve managed to stay flexible and employable as a generalist so I am afraid to focus on a single UX skill but I really enjoy research.
I have a bachelor’s degree in graphic design and transitioned into UX from 20 years as a visual designer. I kicked of my UX transition 4 years ago with workshops, online courses and learning on the job.
Will focusing on UX research decrease my employability?
What institutions and programs offer good quality training that is or related to UX research?
Which programs do hiring managers value?
Grateful for any input and experience anyone can share!