灵活的基础:让设计专业的学生为日新月异的领域做好准备

随着用户体验行业的不断演进,设计教育常常感觉自己就像在瞄准一个移动靶标。设计专业不应只专注技术和特定设计方法论的技能和设计“规则”,而是应侧重于培养学生的灵活性、怎样实验并突破思维定式、以批判性思维观察问题,以及有效沟通的能力。通过教育学生如何开展工作,此类专业通过增强学生对行业发展变化的适应能力,将为社会创造长期价值。

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Aman, Z., Ballay, L. (2015). 灵活的基础:让设计专业的学生为日新月异的领域做好准备. User Experience Magazine, 15(4).
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2 Responses

  1. Reed Snider说道:

    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说道:

      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!