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Friday, February 20, 2009

To Design or Not to Design

Steven Heller sat down with Core77′s editor-in-chief, Allan Chochinov on how to teach students to not design unless there is a need, as well as debate the concept of obsolescence as a tool for stimulating the economy. We’ve included an excerpt of the interview below. To read the conversation in full click here.

“There is an age-old debate between training students and educating them. This is true for many disciplines, and is perhaps reaching a crisis point with product, or industrial, design. I used to have a perennial argument with a fellow faculty member that took the form of: “These students won’t be able to design anything if you don’t teach them how” versus “These students will only be designing dumb stuff if you don’t ask them why.”

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:59 am  

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