Deliniation: Professional development for IxD

by Kevin Makice

At my alma mater, Indiana University, a couple of recent graduates — Nina Mehta (@ninamehta) and Wes Michaels (@wmichaels) — assembled a professional development guide. While it is primarily targeting the students and new graduates of our Informatics HCI/d program, there is a lot of useful information in this publication about the interaction design profession and being a professional within the design community. The authors draw from experts like Carl Alviani, Kat Nevill and Chris Pirillo to provide some advice on what to do. The tips on attending conferences, caring for portfolios, staying informed, and sharing ideas are relevant for anyone, whether or not you currently have a job.

Delineation: Professional development for interaction designers (2011, by Nina Mehta and Wes Michaels)