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“The UX of (blank)”: how to get students interested in user experience design

If you’re like the 90% of people that stare at me slack-jawed and glassy eyed when I tell them I teach “UX Design”, then this title is probably pretty meaningless, and hopefully therefore intriguing. If not, I’ll be dedicating this account to writing exclusively about UX and EdTech and my experience in both.

The best teachers don’t teach

I’ve heard that giving advice is actually registered in a similar region of the brain as pain. Whether or not that’s true, here’s an article I found that tells a similar story. But just think about it for a second, don’t you have a memory of someone (maybe a parent or SO) trying to give you unsolicited advice on how to improve your life? Leave a comment if you’re one of the exceptions to this. I’ve be fascinated to hear about your life.

Now, remember back to being a high school student. You’re world is rapidly changing, you are under the authority of your parent or guardian at home and then you spend 8 hours a day being told what to think and do by several more adults, whether you want to or not. In the majority of the cases, this information may never play an applicable role in your current or adult life.

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