Having seen the quirks and the foibles of UX and Grad School, we now ask, "What really is the role of Graduate School in UX education?"
In Part 1, we examined whether graduate programs in UX design really help get that UX position. Now we ask whether there's really a thing as a "UX degree".
There's a truism that more education = more opportunities. But does advanced education *really* benefit UX design? Does it really command higher respect and admiration? Or does it lie somewhere else?
Nothing grinds a UX designer's gears more than "UX/UI" (well, some of them, at least). But what should we do if this is where a company's design maturity is at? Should we really say, "They don't get it" or give it a decent try?
There's a truism that most UX portfolios are sh*t and not worth a manager's time. Assuming it's true, though, does that mean portfolio advice should be condescending?!?