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Posted by Elaine Matthias |02 Feb 15 |

February 2, 2015

It’s 2015. UX is no longer a new field, but it’s awash with new practitioners of wildly varying skill levels. This creates huge problems for employers and agencies alike as they attempt to guage the readiness of prospective hires. Certification is a popular option, but does it work? Are there better alternatives that address the problem of helping determine what it means to be a qualified UX practitioner? I posed these questions to a team of experts at Rosenfeld Media.

Do UX practitioners really need to get certified?

Dirk Knemeyer: There is a gap between a university education—which in my experience is almost always insufficient in producing someone ready to be a practicing designer…read more
By Elaine Matthias