I am in full-time employment, Packaging Technologist past 7 years specialised in Sustainable Packaging and Circular Plastic Economy. Before I used to design bespoke furniture and lighting, organically I ended up doing Packaging structure and Graphic design, packaging is a product and needs to be manufactured so I manage that process and enjoy it until recently. I have a degree in Product Design (as in industrial design no digital products!). Since 2003 I had a strong interested in Human centre design.
I am in my late 30’s, I am ready and looking forwards to make this (tricky) career change. I have been following UX blogs and listening to UX podcast for some years now. I strongly feel I will be a good User Researcher but would prefer to work on the entire UX process at least for the first few years before specialising in an area of UX.
So my question (and thanks for reading this far!) is will I be better off doing the shortest full time UX course to learn the basics of the UX design process with the Design Institute so I can then get a junior position ASAP (many jobs in my area) and take it from there OR should I do the longer, more in depth CF course instead, as the extra in-depth content would make my life easier through the first few years of my UX career?
Would love to hear your opinion! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.