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human centered design // reading response

human centered design // reading response
November 15, 2013 nick howland

THE DESIGN CURRICULUM OF THE FUTURE MUST BE ANTICIPATORY AND AGILE

“As design solutions become less about designer control and more about user experience, designers need expertise in participatory methods and user-centered research. The rapid pace of technological evolution today dictates that any design solution be “good enough for now” rather than “almost perfect” because change is inevitable.”

The reading assignment continues the discussion of what the designer of 2015 is going to be like. The above quote essentially summarizes what I took away from the reading assignment: that the designer of the future (and the present) has to be more aware of the user and willing to adapt quickly. Technology, as always, is rapidly changing  and we as designers have to keep up with the pace. We have to be aware that these changes are occurring, though.

The article also mentions the blur between undergrad and graduate studies as well as the transition from school to work; how the transition should essentially be seamless. The studio culture and work load found within a school’s curriculum should mimic that of the professional world.