In this 10th anniversary 2-part special, we are joined by Don Norman. We talk to Don about how design education needs to change so the designers of the future are better equipped to work at the crossroads of business, technology, people, society and culture.
In the autumn of 2020, Don published an article based on a memorial lecture in honor of the Indian Designer, M.P. Ranjan that Don gave when he was awarded the title of “Design Guru” by the Institute of Design at JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur, India.
That article, To Create A Better Society, was the inspiration behind this two-part interview with Don Norman.
Design is not art, but design is taught in design school. Wide areas of knowledge is essential for modern design. Individual designers don’t need to know about everything, but the design industry does.
Part 2 of this interview is available in episode 264.
(Listening time: 35 minutes, transcript)
Our 10th anniversary show!
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- Full transcript for episode 263
- To Create A Better Society by Don Norman
- Design For The Real World by Victor Papanek
- The science of “muddling through”
- Hans Monderman (Dutch traffic engineer)
- The Tyranny of Experts by William Easterly
- Episodes 125 and 126: Design doing part 1 and part 2 with Don Norman
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