Let’s face it, design education is in a state of disruption.
The design industry and what’s required to be a successful designer in today’s market is changing, and the demographic of our student population is shifting too.
Along with these changes comes an opportunity to develop more UX/IxD coursework and programs within design education.
IXD PROGRAMS + COMMUNITY COLLEGES = NEW OPPORTUNITIES
I want to share with you my presentation from the IxDA Education Summit held in New York City in February 4-5, 2017.
I spoke about a topic I’m very passionate about: the unique opportunities to create Interaction Design programs at community colleges.
Now is the right time for more community colleges to develop UX/IxD courses and programs for design students. Most UX/IxD programs are not accessible to many students because of the high cost of tuition and other living expenses for four-year universities and colleges.
What can we do about this?
Create more affordable UX/IxD degrees.
What’s the future of IxD Education?
We have the opportunity to:
- Seek diversity
- Support accessibility
- Define curriculum
It’s up to design educators and designers interested in the future of design education to drive the change!
Take a look through my presentation and let me know what you think.
Directory of UX/IxD Programs
One of the resources I’d like to create is a directory of UX/IxD Programs located in the United States.
What’s surprising is that there aren’t as many UX/IxD programs as you’d think!
Here’s a list of the ones that come to mind:
- Carnegie Mellon
- ArtCenter College of Design
- California College of the Arts (CCA)
- New York University
- University of Washington
- Savannah College of Art and Design
- The New School, Parsons (Design and Technology Program)
- The Center Centre (UX)
- Santa Monica College (IxD B.S.)
- Austin City College (UX A.A.S.)
- Bellevue College (UX Design Certificate)
Would you find a directory of UX/IxD Programs in the United States helpful?
What are your concerns about teaching UX/IxD design?