Together with the Leipzig Graduate School of Management (HHL), the iF Design Foundation has conducted a comprehensive study to determine the public value of design degree programs at German universities. The results have now been published.
Together with the Leipzig Graduate School of Management (HHL), the iF Design Foundation has conducted a comprehensive study to determine the public value of design degree programs at German universities. This is intended to provide inspiration for the further development of design studies with regard to the common good. The results have now been published.
In design, it is now more urgent than ever before to focus more attention on public value. The consequences of design that is predominantly concerned with the benefit of individuals are ubiquitous. At the same time, design has the potential to respond to the current crises in constructive ways: by focusing on public value.
The concept of public value transfers the commitment to the common good into action. In this context, the Public Value Scorecard by Timo Meynhardt (HHL) provides a pragmatic approach to ensure that talk of the common good does not fizzle out as inconsequential soapbox speeches.
In Order to focus the future of design on public value, education - usually design degree courses - play a decisive role.
For the iF Design Foundation as an educational foundation with a focus on design education, it was therefore obvious to commission a study to investigate orientation towards the common good in design education in Germany. The concept of public value served as a benchmark for this evaluation.
"In doing so, we are combining two goals: on the one hand, we want to make a contribution to ensuring that the attention of all stakeholders is turned more towards the common good," says Christoph Böninger, chairman of the board of the iF Design Foundation. "On the other hand, with the public value concept, we want to provide universities with a practical tool that they can use to update their design courses."
The study is the first of its kind with regard to design education in Germany. The findings of the study are available for free download here for download.