H. Maynard Blumer / H. Maynard Blumer / H. Maynaard Blumer, FAIA, FCSI, Consulting Architect (Ret) / BS ASU 1976 : B of Arch, OSU 1953 / 03.20.18
Where is design going?
Out of the pencil – into the computer, and down the drain.
How can design education be more relevant?
Better career testing and advising in high schools. Design education can not be defined at university level, but its aptitude may be discovered at anytime.
What are the future skillsets designers need to learn now?
Career specific on developing tools, while being very wide on creative analytical thinking.
What should a design school do to prepare students for transdisciplinary work?
This may be a mistake. One must know the principles of related fields but do not get too far into the details. There just is not enough time in a life time.
What should a design school do to forward equity and inclusion?
If a student must, then let them try, but advise them when to switch from dreams to reality of natural aptitudes.
What other thoughts/ideas would you like to share?
Broad foundations are good, But college is for honing not for discovery of born aptitudes.