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There’s been a long heated debate within the industry about the need to certify User Experience practitioners. After all, many professional organizations—accountants, realtors, attorneys, and even ergonomists—have some sort of official certification. Certifications provide some indication that a minimum threshold of competence has been demonstrated, which in theory should help prospective employers, customers, and the industry as a whole. Certification may even be helpful with

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Does a PhD pay off financially? I recently helped conduct the statistical analysis of the UPA 2009 salary survey[pdf], and used this opportunity to look into the data to see if I could calculate how much a PhD affects salaries in this profession.  The dataset contains salary information for a wide range of jobs in the profession—usability engineers, designers, managers and information architects. The vast

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