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Alumni

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Periodically the UW Design Division conducts a survey of our alumni from the programs of Visual Communication Design, Industrial Design and Interaction Design. The 2008–2013 survey of B. Design alumni from Interaction Design was conducted online and received a 100% response rate (31 out of 31 graduates). If we were unable to contact you, please get in touch—we would love to include your data.

UW IxD Student Statistics

Graduating Class Size

The average graduating class of Interaction Design majors has been 16 students. Gray bars indicate student attrition.

Race and Ethnicity

The majority of IxD students are Caucasian (67%). Almost one quarter are Asian. Other ethnicities account for the remaining 10%.

Gender Ratio

Over the past two years, the IxD program has been 71% female and 29% male.

Average Age at Graduation

The average age of graduating IxD majors has been 24.

UW IxD Alumni Statistics

Initial Employment
After Graduation

After graduation, 90% of IxD majors have found full-time employment in the field of design.

Use of Placement Agencies

A small percentage (19%) of IxD alumni work with design employment agencies after graduation.

Time Until Initial Employment

Initial employment of IxD majors is very strong, with 68% of IxD alumni finding employment within one month after graduation; 91% secure employment within four months after graduation.

Current Alumni Employment

Of 31 alumni surveyed, 30 are currently employed.

Employment Types

Design employment is dominated by corporations (84%), with a smaller percentage in consultancies (10%) and nonprofit organizations (3%).

Current Alumni Employment

Of 31 alumni surveyed, 30 are currently employed.

Employment Types

Design employment is dominated by corporations (84%), with a smaller percentage in consultancies (10%) and nonprofit organizations (3%).

Interaction Design Employers

The following is a list of organizations that have hired UW IxD graduates.


Adobe
Amazon
Averro
Fluke Corporate Design
LikeBright
Limeade

LivingSocial
Microsoft
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Nordstrom
PitchBook
Razorfish

Tactile, Inc.
Vectorform
Zealyst
Zillow

Disciplinary Focus

Most (58%) of IxD alumni work as interaction designers. However, 40–44% of each class is working in VCD or in a mixed IxD/VCD capacity.

Location Before and After Graduation

The majority (90% = 28/31) of IxD students are in-state (from Washington). After graduation, most alumni (90% = 28/31) remain in Washington, with 54% staying in Seattle. Only 10% of alumni have relocated outside of Washington (to California and Washington DC).