Bases flexibles: cómo preparar a los estudiantes de diseño para un campo cambiante

Dado que el campo de la experiencia de usuario está en constante evolución, la educación de diseño a menudo parece un blanco en movimiento. En lugar de enfocarse en las habilidades específicas de la metodología y la tecnología y en las “reglas” de diseño, los programas de diseño deben enfocarse en enseñar a los estudiantes a ser flexibles, a experimentar y traspasar los límites, a plantear los problemas de manera crítica y a comunicarse de forma efectiva. Al enseñar a los estudiantes a conducir su trabajo, dichos programas brindarán un valor a largo plazo al facultar y preparar a los estudiantes para los cambios en el área.

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Aman, Z., Ballay, L. (2015). Bases flexibles: cómo preparar a los estudiantes de diseño para un campo cambiante. User Experience Magazine, 15(4).
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2 Responses

  1. Reed Snider dice:

    This is probably my favorite article that I have read on UXPA! Your flexible approach to solving problems is inspiring and your insight on the future of design really hit home for me as I am now entering a graduate program at Bentley University for Human Factors in Information Design.

    A question for you, how important is it for you to know the world of coding including HTML, Javascript, Python, or any others? Are there any programming languages you see as essential to success in this changing field?

    • Laura B dice:

      Hi Reed:
      Thanks for the kind words.

      I think it’s important for practitioners to have a good understanding of the general principles of coding. This will greatly help conversations where technical impact/constraints are being discussed. Basically, it gives you credibility and an entry into the conversation.

      As far as specific languages, I think it comes down to what type of role you’d like to go into and size of company. If you’re going into a large organization with very specialized roles–for example, let’s say user researcher–it may not be terribly critical. Whereas if you were walking into a 10-person ecommerce company, and you were the only designer/front-end developer, it would be pretty essential to know html/css et al.

      Best of luck with your studies!