Future of Design in Higher Education Convening 2017

Future of Design in Higher Education Convening 2017

October 1, 2019 0 By Ronny Jaskolski


All right Who’s got a phone? Here, I’m tall! Stay awkwardly together Wait, where’s the button? Where’s the–oh (camera shutter) Smile! (camera shutter) (camera shutter) (cheering) So, what is the Convening to you? How would you describe the Convening in your own words? I would say it’s a group of people who are all dedicated to the idea that teaching design to students in higher education is equipping the future for success. Aah! Doreen was the president of Frog Design and I worked there. What we discovered was that we had we had so many of the same challenges– and problems, and questions, and concerns– and that turned into this idea and that turned into this idea to say, ‘Well, who else do we know who’s probably trying to start something that’s at the fringes of design education, that’s taking things a little bit differently?’ Maybe they have the same questions and concerns and issues and ideas that we’re grappling with. Maybe they have the same questions and concerns and issues and ideas that we’re grappling with. So Kate said, ‘You know what? We should have a convening!’ And I, being an idiot, actually had to ask, ‘What’s that?’ And she told me. And she said, ‘We should get people together!’ And I thought, ‘Sure!’ (cheering and clapping)