Bases flexíveis: Preparação de estudantes de design para um campo em mudança

Com o campo de experiência do usuário em constante evolução, a formação de design geralmente é percebida como um alvo em movimento. Melhor do que focarem nas competências específicas de tecnologia e metodologia e “regras” de design, os programas de design devem se concentrar em ensinar o aluno a ser flexível, para testar e superar limites, solucionar problemas, de forma crítica, e comunicar-se eficientemente Ao ensinar o aluno como conduzir seu trabalho, esses programas oferecerão valor de longo prazo por meio de capacitação e preparação desses alunos para possíveis mudanças no campo.

O artigo completo está disponível somente em inglês.

Aman, Z., Ballay, L. (2015). Bases flexíveis: Preparação de estudantes de design para um campo em mudança. User Experience Magazine, 15(4).
Retrieved from http://uxpamagazine.org/flexible-foundations/?lang=pt

2 Responses

  1. Reed Snider disse:

    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 disse:

      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!