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Design School Confidential by Lita Talarico, Steven Heller

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We asked over fi fty teachers from art and design schools and pro-
grams around the world to present their most interesting or challeng-
ing class projects. The results are varied, though social consciousness
is a common yet not exclusive thread.
We asked the teachers to provide a project goal, objective, and
outcome. While most offered the fi rst two, sometimes the objective and
outcome were one and the same. We asked the students to provide a ti-
tle and a statement of purpose. Here, consistency falls short. Most stu-
dents could articulate their goal, but some could not. Many had titles,
but some projects were not individual enough to merit a separate title.
Ultimately, the work speaks for itself in the context of the fundamental
problem, but some are distinct because they transcend the problem.
What can we learn from these projects? Aside from seeking fl u-
ency and expertise, the teachers are attempting to instill a sense of
wonder in their students, and the students are trying to use their de-
sign talents to convey narratives as well as to explore forms that they
will use later in their careers.
The
Projects
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