Interested in keeping up with what’s going on in design education? In his latest paper, presented at this year's IDSA IDC2021 conference, Jim discusses the challenges facing design education, both recent and historical, and the impact these challenges have had on the design profession. He then outlines a proposed educational framework focused on design’s core identity and value proposition - creative problem solving.
The argument is simple: Let’s stop trying to convince other academic fields of design’s disciplinary validity. Instead, let’s focus on effectively communicating our unique approach, value, practices, and pedagogical perspective. And in doing so let’s reestablish our design identity by focusing on what we do well and what we do, undeniably, differently.
Check out the full article here: Design Agency: Reestablishing Design's Identity in Education and Practice