Why design education needs to change

March 8th, 2011

Most web design and “new media” schools teach tools, not design. Or to put it another way, they teach tools—not designers. This is something I’ve been mulling over for the past year or two and so I had a lot to spill in my comment on Les James’ post Pursuing the How Instead of the Why on Media Two Point Oh. Les’s post is one of a few recent readings* that put my dissatisfaction with my education into perspective. The following is basically the content of my comment: »