Staci Seyer / Goodmans Interior Structures / Vice President / 03.19.18

Where is design going?

The future of design is centered around speed and technology and how these two elements intersect with capacity to preview and augment visual stimulation.

How can design education be more relevant?

Students get the relevancy of design….the question is how can we stimulate our local and global communities to understand its relevance and become advocates. Half our daily battles are educating the public and our clients; students need to learn and understand this as they enter the work world.

What are the future skillsets designers need to learn now?

Storytelling!

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

Encourage creativity and conviction to find individual design voices first, then encourage community ‘real’ projects to develop and design as teams. Have them implement the designs through 3d, augmented and then physical building of the projects.

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

Reach into secondary and elementary schools to promote our profession and increase awareness of the multitude of opportunities in the design world.

Staci Seyer

Goodmans Interior Structures

Vice President

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