Bringing your attention to something that impacts all of design (education)! Opinions, thoughts?

10 Aug 2009 - 8:58am
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Vicki Haberman
2009

Georgia Tech is currently planning to eliminate the undergraduate
degrees in industrial design, building construction & architecture in
favor of a generic BS in Design. If implemented, the change will
likely impact all design education as schools, looking for ways to
cut costs, follow suit.

Several design educators & professionals from across the US & Asia
have voiced extreme concern and endorsed the cause.

Please help us reach our goal of 1,000 signatures!
Vote NO! to Georgia Tech's eliminating their undergrad degrees in
industrial design, building construction & architecture!:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/No-BS-in-Design

Also interested to hear everyone's thoughts? Let the discussion
begin...

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10 Aug 2009 - 9:57am
Martin Rayala
2009

We have been struggling with how to position design education in K-12 schools. Is it an art class? A technology education class? Does it include graphic design, product design, environment design, and experience design?

I'll be interested to hear people's comments about the Georgia Tech proposal to offer a generic BS in Design.

http://andDESIGNmagazine.blogspot.com
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Georgia Tech is currently planning to eliminate the undergraduate
degrees in industrial design, building construction & architecture in
favor of a generic BS in Design. If implemented, the change will
likely impact all design education as schools, looking for ways to
cut costs, follow suit.

Several design educators & professionals from across the US & Asia
have voiced extreme concern and endorsed the cause.

Please help us reach our goal of 1,000 signatures!
Vote NO! to Georgia Tech's eliminating their undergrad degrees in
industrial design, building construction & architecture!:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/No-BS-in-Design

Also interested to hear everyone's thoughts? Let the discussion
begin...

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