How do you teach Manufacturing Processes?

The answer to the question is as usual, choose the path: Content ORMethod I have taught this course in the CONTENT way. Yes. Through case studies, through visits to factories, and as a program of activation about how things are made. But this is not about the CONTENT way. On this occasion we did something…… Continue reading How do you teach Manufacturing Processes?

Is it okay to ostracize the low achievers?

In a recent podcast episode I mention this phrase. That I said this in 2003. When I landed in Australia. One meaning of this phrase takes you down the path that you should not treat poorly performing students any different from the way you treat the high achievers. Okay we leave that for now. That…… Continue reading Is it okay to ostracize the low achievers?

Useful Leads

(Featured image: Audi Skysphere, Supercar Blondie, LINK) So you are a graduate Industrial designer? Okay graduating industrial designer. How good is your knowledge of contemporary industrial design? Job? Studios? Genres? Countries and contexts of work? Would you travel to work elsewhere? How do you get started? I have nudged you to look at 4 aspects…… Continue reading Useful Leads

ieid: that is industrial design

ieid? Is this the design process? Yes. As a construction based upon reflection on previous project? Yes. Immerse The investigation stage of the project is in reality an immersion – it is a phase of design projects when the student is completely enclosed by information and listens to the ‘experts’ or the ‘affected’ and is…… Continue reading ieid: that is industrial design

Hypothetical and Speculative

(Featured image Credits; Supercar Blondie LINK) When you are still a student. The project is a hypothetical. The project is a speculation. You are apprehensive. Designing for a Panel. Your story will be convoluted. It will be too much. A trying too hard. A project. But will it be an object? Less and less. For…… Continue reading Hypothetical and Speculative