The current design education model isn’t enough. From a multi-disciplinary perspective, this thesis is a reaction to my experience in Pratt’s graduate design education model and my time spent working in both agency and startup models.
A start-up is a place where individuals run fast, work hard, defy odds and reinvent themselves. Individuals at start-ups are open, proactive, resourceful and confident in their ideas and actions. By placing high importance on flexibility and transformation, there is increased productivity unhindered by bureaucracy and ample opportunity for innovation and collaboration. Let’s challenge students and bring this spirit to design education.