I started out as a self-paced student. After months of doing it alone, I realized I needed to be part of the cohort structure so I dove in and I have no regrets. Was it tough? Hell, yes! BUT I have such a coherent understanding of OOUX and ORCA as a viable framework from which to continue my practice as a content designer. It's been really great having something like this further build how I already think about when I work on products with my visual design colleagues, and the value I bring to the project when I get us to pause and think through information architecture, hierarchy, and product narrative.