Back to the Basics: Or Why [Design] Education Is Going Back to Making

Cangiano, Serena (2019) Back to the Basics: Or Why [Design] Education Is Going Back to Making. In: Bogers, Loes and Chiappini, Letizia, (eds.) The Critical Makers Reader: (Un)learning Technology. Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam, pp. 141-147. ISBN 978-94-92302-36-6

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In the last few years, design has experienced what might be termed a crisis of cross-pollination. Driven by innovation at any cost, design education and the broader design community have been spliced into every facet of business, creating a storm of multidisciplinarity, interdiscipli-narity, and most recently anti-disciplinarity. The worldwide adoption of design thinking and all its derivative companions, from open innovation methods to circular design canvases, have steered designers into a transition in which their practice has been lifted from design craft to the more intellectualized realm of effective problem-solving strategies

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