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Sunday, February 8 • 10:30am - 10:50am
Just enough to be dangerous : Design Education outside of design schools

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We are in a critical time in design education. Interaction Design has become a lucrative and popular career for career switchers and prospective students.  The rising cost of traditional education drives many students to seek alternatives to universities and design schools. This has led to inconsistencies about what can be considered a design education. 

What can the Universities learn from the alternative schools and what so the alternative schools need to know about academia? What are the subjects Universities and Design Schools *not* teaching that they should? What do we need to teach to develop and cultivate well rounded design-readiness?

In this talk I will go over lessons learned from teaching design, findings from speaking to design managers and business leaders and discuss what is missing from design education and propose specific recommendations on what we can do as educators to bridge the education gap.  

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Aynne Valencia

Associate Chair, California College of Art
Aynne Valencia-Brooks is Associate Chair / Associate Professor of Interaction Design. | Her background features a blend of creative management, design research, business strategy, visual design, branding, advertising, marketing, and service design. Design, education create equal opportunities for people to enter careers in innovation

Sunday February 8, 2015 10:30am - 10:50am
East 1 1111 8th Street San Francisco, CA 94107