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"Certification Committee of HCD-Net" in Japan had a meeting with Thomas Geis, from Germany, Nigel Bevan and Jonathan Vaughan Earthy, from UK. They could have a fruitful discussion on "Certification Test of HCD and UX field" together and exchanged opinions to each other, at Chiba Institute of Technology in Tsudanuma, Chiba prefecture, Japan. For this meeting Prof. Masaaki Kurosu, Prof. Masaya Ando, Ms. Rika Waida, Mr. Seiji Hayakawa and Mr. M. Takahashi, who are all main steering members of Certification Committee of HCD-Net attended as representatives of HCD-Net, an professional organization for promoting HCD and UX in Japan.

"Certification Committee of HCD-Net" in Japan had a meeting with Thomas Geis, from Germany, Nigel Bevan and Jonathan Vaughan Earthy, from UK. They could have a fruitful discussion on "Certification Test of HCD and UX field" together and exchanged opinions to each other, at Chiba Institute of Technology in Tsudanuma, Chiba prefecture, Japan. For this meeting Prof. Masaaki Kurosu, Prof. Masaya Ando, Ms. Rika Waida, Mr. Seiji Hayakawa and Mr. M. Takahashi, who are all main steering members of Certification Committee of HCD-Net attended as representatives of HCD-Net, an professional organization for promoting HCD and UX in Japan.

When starting the meeting, each person introduced by themselves, and their back ground and the HCD or UX activities at their site were reported. Then, HCD-Net explained the purpose, and the evaluation system of the "Certification Test" started since 2009. Thomas Guis also explained "Certified Professional for Usability and User Experience (CPUX, http://www.uxqb.org/en)", which is establishing recently in Germany according to his reference.


Many opinions about German and Japanese professional certification test were exchanged with many questions and answers, though, it was clarified that there are not so large difference between Germany and Japan on basic recognition on the certification system. Although domestic HCD or UX environment in Germany and Japan is different, an approach idea, which is based on the actual activities and experiences and the evaluation way of competence of HCD and UX professionals are very similar. It can be said Japanese analysis on the certification system and competence system are little bit in detail, but that is why there people should meet and share those information, and this kind of meeting shall be promoted co-operatively by Germany, UK and Japan to the other countries.

 

 

Reference:
1) http://www.uxqb.org/en/
2) http://www.isql.org/
3) http://www.hcdnet.org/en/
4) “Certified Professional for Usability and User Experience (CPUX)” in Germany
5) “Certified Human Centered Design Professional” System by HCD-Net, in Japan