„a mind is like a parachute. it doesn’t work if it’s closed.“ (frank zappa)
design, as a primary form of artistic invention & expression, embraces not only artifact making, but also the meaning we associate with objects through their shaping of our experiences. in design, the behavioral aspects of experiences have always been more powerful than the mere objects themselves.
in terms of design education, it’s not the objects produced in schools that will have a lasting effect on the individuals, but the experiences of seeing the everydas world anew with a sense of excitement and discovery. the porous boundaries of the creative disciplines have already made a stew of interdisciplinary collaborative activity in our society. given our current environmental imperative, design will have to have solutions to problems not yet imagined. hopefully, through this open minded expectation can our iD gradutes truly shape the foreseeable future.
matthew burger, idsa, professor of design