Ideas

Ethical Design Education: Confessions of a Sixties Idealist

From the newly published book Citizen Designer: Perspectives on Design Responsibility, edited by Steven Heller and Véronique Vienne. “Sustainability is not my issue,” protests one senior, a student in Parsons’ product design department. She’s presenting her term paper on a…

Design Education

Most articles on the subject start with a simple, almost knee-jerk, premise: education is “in crisis.” We hear about it most when it’s most troubled. Design education is different. It is specialized and diffuse: some programs are cutting-edge, others are…

Making Magis

With his controversial new design for the Italian manufacturer, Konstantin Grcic aims to topple the regime of consumer-friendly minimalism.