Design Education Is Still Necessary. Yay or Nay?

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Via The Industry

Imprint has a great breakdown of last week’sDesigner’s Debate Club, where two teams of panelists, including our own Matteo Bologna, argued either for or against the motion “Formal Design Education Is Necessary for Practicing Designers.” It’s a valid debate to have, especially when many of today’s most successful designers proudly identify as self-taught. On the other hand, some of those renegades would’ve rather had a more traditional education as their springboard — like Matteo, who “didn’t go to design school but wish I had. Making a success of yourself is very tough without having someone to teach you how not to make mistakes.”

Jordan Koschei, who was also in the audience, boiled it down to a debate between two mindsets: “You don’t know what you don’t know” vs. “The real world is the best classroom.” Whatever side you’re on, clearly the jury’s still out on this one.

[Imprint: “Formal Design Education Is Necessary for Practicing Designers. Yay or Nay?”]