This project has been evolving quite nicely for me. Honestly, I believe I picked a very broad topic, but one I am very passionate about.
Design needs to be valued more, because of its important role in society. My research has led me to understand connections through integration are bolstered by the way people learn. Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligences demonstrate that while a piece of information made mean one thing, how people access and process that information is different. This is a great case for integrated learning. The fact that designers could use more science, writing and math skills for the future as according to the Vice President of Apple is another great reason for Integration. Lastly, integrated thought helped bring about the Renaissance.
Rebranding is another solution I see for design. Design markets everything else but itself. There is room for change. If current industry and education trends are bothersome to our profession we can not sit idle as they worsen. As a profession we have to fight for our position of importance. In Florida, high schools that teach web design are doing it through their business programs not their art and design ones. This is because design teachers didn’t fight to teach it. How does this help our industry’s future? We need as a profession to re-establish ourselves, rebrand and take ownership and responsibility of what we do and who we are.