Feb 5, 2019
3: What's the Future of Design Education?
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Should designers learn? Yes, yes they should. But the real question is how. How should designers learn their craft? What prepares a designer and gives them the skills they need to be successful for todays jobs? How about those of the future?

There's no shortage of options out there. College degrees, bootcamps, online certificate programs and, of course, the self-taught route. All distinct paths to try and create a successful career. Tom and Craig get into it from their two distinct backgrounds. 

Here are some highlights from the discussion—

  • Education highways & scenic routes
  • Bootcamp scepticism
  • New education business models
  • Self-reliance when self-taught
  • Mentors, and why people are important
  • Investment in the soft skills
  • Emoji miscommunication (👍🏼😅)
  • The future of design education

Here are some links from the schools we talked about. Note that none of these schools were involved in this episode.

General Assembly


UX Design Institute

Interaction Design Foundation

Theme music by Tom Cunningham

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