Beautiful article as they say you are never too old to learn anything. Am on the same journey myself been in tech for a while mainly a designer / coder. Went into mobile QA , but the passion for design is in my blood.
Working for some top range companies I started teaching the designers and UI designers some bits.
So made up my mind it’s UX or UI design . Started a 6 week course with general assembled so far so good most of it I was aware of practically but not the theory.
UX is the boom unit 1 and unit 2 is detailed the rest of the units is what I love doing prototyping , test etc.
Where as Unit 1 and 2 is more detailed what is UX . Ux research learning about techniques – affinity mapping, personas , user groups , solving the problem etc.
Keep the good work Guy Ligertwood