So I’m on my way to finishing my bachelors degree (English – Professional & Technical Writing Emphasis). Now I’m thinking about the best path forward in getting a good job in UX design.
I don’t have direct experience with UX work, but I do have experience with things like
- graphic design
- design thinking
- visual communication
- information architecture
- content strategy
(I’m not saying these things qualify me for working in UX, just giving you my background so you can evaluate my situation)
- I’m thinking about getting a professional degree in UX (a lot of schools call it something like 'Human Interaction Design").
- what do you think, is a masters degree in UX a good step to having a good career in UX?
- Does it help or give any gravitas or cachet in getting hired?
- Do any of you guys who work in UX have professional degrees, is it in HIC, or what is it in?
- And do you think its played a part in your success in getting good work in UX?