Hello everyone, new user here. First off, I’d like to thank everyone for the wonderful discussion. It’s been very helpful.
I was also looking into CF, Springboard and DesignLab when I found another resource: The UX Design Institute. They are based in Dublin and are supposed to be the only online accredited UX school. Their accreditation is done through Glasgow Caledonian University, European Qualifications Network, etc . You get a diploma at the end of the course which according to them has a US equivalency to an Associate’s Degree. Cost is about $2,500. I requested a syllabus to get more information about the courses.
My problem is this:
In broad terms, I understand the differences between UX and UI design. I know I want to do UI but I wonder if the two can be separated in the real world. I know large or tech-oriented companies would have separate roles for them. But I get the feeling that most companies would actually combine them. Which means my pool of prospective employers would shrink.
- Is this an accurate assessment?
- Would it make sense to study UX to focus on UI, or would it be overkill and unnecessary?
- Does anyone here have experience with UX Design Institute?