The Hearings

In Gmund (Germany), in Pasadena (USA), in Kyoto (Japan) and in Johannesburg (South Africa) experts from a wide range of fields addressed the given questions ­– from students and teachers of various disciplines, from newcomers and experienced design managers to protagonists from the worlds of business and research.

Study on the Future of Design Education

Professional practice in design is changing. What are the consequences for design education if it wants to actively accompany, and contribute to shaping, this change?

To what extent is current design education conducive to future success in design, and which changes are necessary? What would a new design university – one that was radically committed to mastering the future – ideally look like? What content would be taught? What methods would be used? How would this new design university be organized?
What tasks and goals would it dedicate itself to?