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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.”


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:59 am  


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