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  • Hannes Grebin

    have studied product design at Bauhaus. but even this school is retarded. they have to finally realise, that first you have to research and rethink whole systems then blueprint/wireframe/mockup your systemic ideas and proof them and finally apply a context matching minimalized design (context related NOT styling/shaping) to create relevant products or change whole systems.

    Just to think about.

    “Avant-garde is French for bullshit”
    ― John Lennon

    Made this today:

  • Hannah Kim

    The ability to design is so important and I think it would be a great idea to incorporate into school's curriculum. Even if you don't end up becoming a designer or enter into a career where it is directly relevant- the skills, mindset and lessons learned from design will be helpful in anything you choose to do. It seems that our current curriculum is more intent on stifling creativity and promoting conformity- so incorporating design would be an excellent way to combat this.
    This kind of reminds me of how I've taken philosophy classes in college- and though I don't seek to major in philosophy or do anything remotely related to it post-grad, it has vastly improved my critical thinking skills and piqued my interest in topics that I may never have thought of. It's been such an amazing experience.
    I feel similarly about design-- it would be an eye opening and incredibly educational experience for many students.

    How would you like to see design incorporated into the curriculum? Do you have any ideas? I'd love to hear them.

    • Fishtree Education

      I often find similarities between the design process and the learning itself, both having no straight path when moving from point A to point B. In this case design thinking would work well as a framework for research or a project. Good example is your philosophy classes. As you said the end goal wasn't to become a philosopher but to learn to think critically. Perhaps we could use the same approach for design thinking in the classroom?

      • Hannah Kim

        Yes, definitely! I love it. I feel that as a current college student looking back at my primary education I'm stunned with the realization that I didn't learn to think/create- I learned to memorize and parrot others' beliefs. Incorporating design would be so helpful in teaching students how to think for themselves and be creative.