Industrial design students’ perceptions towards a career in user experience field in Turkey

Sedef Süner-Pla-Cerdà*, Asli Gunay, Gülşen Töre-Yargın, Haktan Ural

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

The rapid growth of the user experience (UX) field has brought efforts to meet the increasing demand for specialists by welcoming professionals from diverse disciplines, including industrial design (ID). UX field offers ID graduates extended professional possibilities, potentially appeasing the challenging conditions of the ID job market in Turkey. Although there are some educational efforts on getting prepared for a career in UX, how ID students perceive such a career path has not been investigated. For this purpose, this paper presents a survey study conducted with senior ID students to understand their perspectives regarding the likelihood of a career in UX. The findings outline the extent and reasons of their interest in UX, benefits of their educational background, and perceived readiness and individual efforts towards building a UX career. We discuss the potentials of ID background for UX, and present implications for design education and practice to better prepare students for a career in UX.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1895-1923
JournalInternational journal of technology and design education
Volume32
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • n/a OA procedure

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Industrial design students’ perceptions towards a career in user experience field in Turkey'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this