Human Experience Designer, Adam Dunford, a speaker at the Education Summit at Interaction 18, wrote his Master’s thesis on The Interaction Design Competency Framework: A tool to understand what industry wants from interaction design education. He is sharing a copy of his thesis here.

Here’s the problem in a nutshell:

There’s no common description or criteria for creating an Interaction Design degree.

This poses a problem for both industry and for prospective students.

For industry, education becomes a poor predictor of the success of a job candidate because it’s unclear which skills are taught in Interaction Design programs. …


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