October 2010

The UX Design Education Scam

A few years ago I wrote about my reasons for going to college. I only went for a semester before I ran out of motivation to keep going. I’m going to school again but my reasons have changed significantly. My purpose for going to school had to change or I wasn’t going to make it. But, my opinion that a web related college degree is pointless, remains the same.

I decided to pursue a degree in Sociology instead of a computer or web design related degree. Why Sociology? We can discuss that later. For now, here are some highlights from a recent post by web designer Andy Rutledge that explain why a web design education is a scam and a waste of time. I thought this was too good not to share.

If you emerge from university today with …