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?!?
Designers throw around "self-awareness" like it was a cardinal virtue. But I sometimes wonder if we really know what it means and not misusing it.