Frankly, it doesn’t make any difference. It is just another shiny certificate in a UX designer’s shelf. You don’t really need to be a certified usability analyst to understand usability. Usability is a lot to do with being practical and observing how people use and experience apps, websites and applications. Yes, organizations will value an HFI certificate. But more than a certificate, organizations will value the skills and knowledge of usability you bring to the table. Just having a certificate will not solve the issue, will it? Knowing the in and out of it; how usability works, performing analysis and tests, knowing how to apply usability while designing a new product is what it is all about. Everyone can get certified; but it takes a lot to apply that knowledge to real life, practical client and user-based projects.
About Swathi Kirthyvasan
Swathi is a UX Strategist, UI Designer, Content Writer and Editor and a little bit of Social Media Manager currently digging deep into Salesforce, UX Writing, AI and Psychology.
When not doing any of the above, she can be found in the middle of experimenting with multiple art styles and mediums to create vibrant, intricate artwork, teaching, mentoring and reading. She also dabbles with photography, is an amateur runner, occasionally binges on movies and TV shows, and loves her daily cup (or two) of herbal/green tea.