Does anyone know what I want to work as?Id

If you’ve read my previous posts you may well know I am studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Engineering is something that has always interested me. My mind tends to work in some fairly odd ways. I could grasp the concepts of a subject such as English fairly easily. And I did quite well in it. But does that mean I should study something which follows this?

When looking back on the choices I have made in the past, I don’t feel as though I’ve made any mistakes. But I do however feel as though as I may be using this degree as a stepping stone. Is that a bad thing? I know people who are studying what they are studying so they can go do that, and be that…forever!

So can you help me? I don’t know what I would do when I finish this course. From a young age i’ve been inventing all sorts of concepts. I’d like to see myself as an innovator. Looking at what there is now, and seeing what its missing. Or what people would like to have which they don’t currently have. I also like to look beyond what there is, and what think what there needs, or should, be. 

However, I think we have gone too long as people accepting the design of products we everyday. Why should someone have to learn how to use something the first time they use it. Would it now be better if the system worked of intuition? Now I’m not talking about scrapping the features of a product which allow people to customise a product to their own needs, but I’m talking about the making the product being intuitive at face level.  Pressing buttons should feel like the right thing to do. There shouldn’t be any doubt in how someone is controlling something.

Now is that design or is that innovation. At some points in my life I have been interested in design. Heck, my Father and one of my Brothers are Graphic Designers. But it never really took off with me. I’ve always look beyond something at face value. I’ve always wanted to know beyond the face value of something. It weirds me out that someone would not want to know how something they regularly use works. 

So what would my job be? I don’t think it would be designed because thats more aesthetic, in my opinion. I want to innovate, create, invent! But seriously, are there even jobs like that out there? Would someone pay me to tell them what I think they should do next? Is that R&D? Engineering? … Marketing?

I suppose this topic slightly freaks me out, but its some time until I graduate, so I guess at the moment I should be ok!

Any advice, suggestions, and ideas are very warmly welcomed.

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~ by speakerd on August 8, 2008.

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