Phil Bernstein / Yale School of Architecture / Associate Dean, Lecturer / Yale B. A (honors) 1979, M.Arch 1983 / 03.30.18

Where is design going?

Toward newer value propositions through outcome-based delivery models, design methodologies and agencies of designers.

How can design education be more relevant?

Broaden the definition of how design solves problems; teach collaborative and integrative strategies including leadership and team management; develop new methodologies for technology-driven design approaches.

What are the future skillsets designers need to learn now?

Data integration, information synthesis, managing ambiguity, actual research.

What should a design school do to prepare students for transdisciplinary work?

Less training, more orientation. Create collaborative opportunities, and teach it as a specific discipline like structures or systems.

What should a design school do to forward equity and inclusion?

Work to improve the value proposition of the design professions to attract more interested, qualified and engaged students.

What other thoughts/ideas would you like to share?

Good luck! Ambitious project.

Phil Bernstein

Yale School of Architecture

Associate Dean, Lecturer

Yale B. A (honors) 1979, M.Arch 1983

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