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Engineers and Designers

Engineers and Designers

Does being an engineer mean you can’t be a creative designer? Does being a “creative” mean you can’t also think and speak like an engineer? The lines are blurring between engineering and design. This article provides an interesting viewpoint on the subject.

For further information on design engineering as a discipline/college major, check out this update from Business Week informs me that there are over 100 design schools in China!  I find this somewhat disconcerting because when I worked in China 17 years ago the things their engineers wanted to know most was how to become more creative–their educational system produced (s) tens of thousands of engineers according to a very regimented curriculum. It seems now that the Chinese universities have found a way to address this gap!

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