How very true. A very interesting article by Prof. Monica Ponce De Leon about the nature of digital design.
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An interesting article by veteran silicone valley designer Gadi Amit
Simply put, the design education system today is failing many aspiring young students. Some of the design schools they’ve attended have no real design process education, while others have only process education. Many come from engineering programs that claim to be “design” programs. Lots have been taught some version of “design thinking,” but most of that is devoid of any cultural, aesthetic, or form intelligence. Most students can claim some familiarity with design research but few have any sense of design integration.
Academic design programs are crippled by blurry standards which are so vastly different from program to program that it is nearly impossible for me, as an employer, to have a reliable idea of what skills a student toting a design degree can be expected to possess.
Overall, the schools’ results are often a muddled mess, the end result of programs pulling in every direction, with no sense of focused common ground, no basic core curriculum in design.