Designer or Mechanic? UX Design as Vocational Education

In Margaret Rhodes’s March Wired article “Forget Welding. The Hottest New Vocational Schools Do Digital Design” the author explores the recent rise in popularity of user experience design as a vocational course. Vocational education — an educational course designed to directly segue the student into a trade workforce or technical career — has traditionally been conceived of as …

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Design Critique: Spotify Mobile App

Spotify is a popular streaming music app, with both free and Premium paid plan options. With Spotify Premium, users can stream unlimited music, create and curate playlists, and discover new music all through the mobile app, available for both iPhone and Android through the corresponding app stores. Full access to Spotify is dependent upon either …

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