Lesson #17: Accept that you’re a student for life.
—Sera Koo, Class of 2012
Just when you thought your education was complete, you quickly realize that being an interaction designer really means being a perpetual student.
There are always new tools to learn, new technologies to play with, new perspectives on what interaction design means to those around you. What’s important is that you maintain your curiosity. If anything, the more experienced you become, the more freedom you should feel to experiment, learn beyond your immediate skill set, and break the rules that you’ve spent so many years mastering.
Sera Koo is a Senior Interaction Designer at IDEO, New York City, NY, USA.