Educating the next wave of designers is a complex task, as preparing someone for real-world jobs is not always easy in a classroom setting. Cassini Nazir, UTD professor and keynote speaker at the Big Design conference, talks about the state of UX education, the methods that belong in a UXers toolbox, and the implementation of the practice across different industries in this special episode we go inside the Big Design studio.

Every year the Big Design Conference gathers several of the brightest minds and most interesting ideas in design and UX. ProjectUX guest contributor Cheenu Chari and former student of Cassini’s reported live on the scene in this special interview series.