I am honored to have been invited to participate in a project to come up with a manifesto on the future of design education. ICOGRADA, which is the international organization representing Visual Design in the International Design Alliance, is leading this effort, based on their first attempt 10 years ago. On purpose I’m avoiding references, because I’d like to talk to you all on equal footing, regardless of your connection to design education and your understanding of design organizations & their histories.
The task I have accepted is to write a 1000-1500 word paper on my thoughts on Design Education. I am so excited to be doing this. My main challenge is the word count. As anyone who has ever edited me can attest, restraint when it comes to word count is not my strength. This topic though is so immensely complex which makes that constraint so much harder to achieve.
Over the next 2 weeks I’m going to go through 3 stages of process. This is the 1st.I am inviting you, my readers (all 2 of you) to chime in here& Answer the question,”What is the future of Design Education?” from your point of view.I’m looking for specific & tactical subject matter to be fodder for stage 2.
Stage 2 will be where I synthesize these ideas (hopefully many) into a publicly editable Google Document. Everyone gyy’uyuuu’yyg;t be invited to comment & even craft that article.zxy’
Stage 3 will againy-yyty invite the community to react & comment more generally. This will end in my final document.
Of course I’ll post my final.
Anyway, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!