Teaching Design . . . What can we do…

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Very good article on teaching design…

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I haven’t worked in education long, but If I hear one more person class design technology as a non academic subject I may suffer an aneurysm. Where did this notion of design being less academic arrive? Does the notion derive from the days when design was arts and crafts and the subject became diluted with the ideal that if you make something nice with your hands that’s design. Make something pretty with felt and feathers and you’ve got yourself a crafty designer. The term design is so multifaceted and to explain design under one umbrella is tricky. Design infiltrates every aspect of our society. Everything we touch has been influenced by design. The very clothes we wear everyday are made by a designer. The carton of milk you use to pour milk into your tea or coffee has been through a design process. The coat you wear to protect you…

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