White Book on the Future of Design Education Available for Download (PDF)

How must design studies be set up if the aim is to not only keep pace with changes in business and society, but to design these changes? The reference book Designing Design Education. White Book on the Future of Design Education, published in March 2021 and edited by Christoph Böninger, Fritz Frenkler, and Susanne Schmidhuber, provides a substantial foundation for the discourse on necessary changes in order to encourage concrete implementation. The book has also been a great success: the print edition was sold out in less than ten months. Based on interdisciplinary exchange with over 250 experts from 25 countries, the book is now available for free download.

Designing Design Education. White Book on the Future of Design Education.

“We are delighted with the huge response to the White Book from students, teachers, design schools and professionals from all over the world“, says the author, René Spitz. “Participation, discussion, and even dissent – that’s exactly what we wanted to achieve with this cooperatively produced book. To help disseminate the findings from 150 interviews and from the hearings with a hundred stakeholders worldwide, we are now making the White Book available as a free download.”

Contents

 

  • Forewords by Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, and by Dieter Rams
  • Key statements from 150 interviews (2016 Study / LINK)
  • Knowledge gained from hearings with 100 participants in Europe, the US, Asia and Africa
  • Concepts developed during these hearings
  • Essays on design education and practice written from different cultural perspectives

Designing Design Education. White Book on the Future of Design Education.

 

Editors: Christoph Böninger, Fritz Frenkler, Susanne Schmidhuber

Text: René Spitz

Essays: Lani Adeoye, Ekkehard Baumgartner, Annette Diefenthaler, Sushi Suzuki

Year of publication: 2021

Language: German / English

No of pages: 312

No of illustrations: 438

Format: 21 x 26 cm

ISBN: 978-3-89986-341-3

Price: € 49 (D), $ 60

PDF download: free