idde311 interviewing project

part 1

Complete one informational interview with a professional (design or non-design), and then respond to all prompts listed below. For the sake of both individual and public health, in-person interviews are no longer permitted. Going forward, all informational interviews should be completed via phone or video. Remote communication is the global norm these days so this constraint is particularly timely. Technology also affords opportunity to reach professionals across the world. Take advantage of this to begin establishing your global network while avoiding isolation and maintaining social distance! To facilitate your success, conducting interviews via email is highly discouraged. Consider your interviewee, including the impact on their time, when soliciting advice. It generally takes 8-10 pages of text to transcribe 20 minutes of dialogue—do not be surprised if requests for thoughtful written responses are ignored by professionals.

1. Overview. Explicitly state the following: } Interview date } Company/organization description } Interviewee job description } (Your) Interview objective } Reason for selecting interviewee } At least three questions that you asked

2. Insights. Explicitly state the following: } The most helpful thing that you learned } The most surprising thing that you learned } At least one additional insight gained

3. Application. Explicitly state the following: } Explain how you will apply these insights to your career planning } Describe the next steps of your career plan

part 2

Complete one more informational interview with a professional (design or nondesign), and then respond to all prompts listed below. (Between Parts I and II, you will have completed two informational interviews in total.) For the sake of both individual and public health, in-person interviews are no longer permitted. Going forward, all informational interviews should be completed via phone or video. Remote communication is the global norm these days so this constraint is particularly timely. Technology also affords opportunity to reach professionals across the world. Take advantage of this to begin establishing your global network while avoiding isolation and maintaining social distance! To facilitate your success, conducting interviews via email is highly discouraged. Consider your interviewee, including the impact on their time, when soliciting advice. It generally takes 8-10 pages of text to transcribe 20 minutes of dialogue—do not be surprised if requests for thoughtful written responses are ignored by professionals.

1. Overview. Explicitly state the following: } Interview date } Company/organization description } Interviewee name and job title } Interviewee job description } (Your) Interview objective } Reason for selecting interviewee } At least three questions that you asked

2. Insights. Explicitly state the following: } The most helpful thing that you learned } The most surprising thing that you learned } At least one additional insight gained

3. Application. Explicitly state the following: } Explain how you will apply these insights to your career planning } Describe the next steps of your career plan