During my uni, whilst studying graphic design, I got more and more into programming as I enjoyed creating processes leading to a final design (from generative visual design to data visualization to programmatic animations).
With time I was building design tools and interfaces for myself and other designers and I grew more and more interested in programming interfaces, mostly for the web.
I was hired by a few companies with the goal of creating prototypes that will later on turn into real products and, in the process, I found myself learning more and more about user experience and HCI.
This year I finally enrolled into a (quite) prestigious HCI MSc mostly focussed on psychology and research. Most of its graduates now work as UX specialists. This is something that scares me a little as I would still love to be involved in the creation of prototypes and programming physical and digital interfaces.
I haven't chosen a computer science master as I'm aware that I would then specialise too much on the development rather than the design part of the process (not to mention that I may not have enough math skills!)
Am I wrong?
Also, would an employer be put off by someone that is both interested in researching and developing a product?