Friday, October 25, 2013
I had been invited to teach User Centred Design (UCD) at a university. Being a 32-year-old User Experience (UX) consultant with a work experience of ten years, should be a great background for transmitting my know-how to 19-year-old Design students.
Suddenly, I realized that most of my knowledge in the field has come from non-university methods: jobs, blogs, Internet references, books, etc.; all not very scientific stuff for teaching at the university. So I started to research what was taught in other places about UCD and found that very little was done at universities. (Or public information was very difficult to find.) Then I turned to the places where I had learned and noticed that this discipline (I still don’t consider it a ‘science’) is mostly done by non-scientific professionals of design, librarianship, engineering and hundreds of other different backgrounds and profiles that had all given their “two cents worth” based on their experience.
So here are my “two cents worth” based on my experience, what I learned and what I teach on my courses.
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