The State of Business and Design Education (clue: not good enough)

Latest word works, this time for Design Observer, sees my analysis of the state of design and business education. In the past few years, there have been interesting attempts from within both business and design schools to elevate the potential of design and creative thinking as drivers of differentiated value. Yet there are still relatively few graduates from these programs, and their impact and efficacy remain inconclusive. For this piece, I spoke with a number of leaders from within the world’s leading design and business schools about the system and their attempts to produce what writer Daniel Pink describes as the “creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers, and meaning makers” of our future. My conclusion? There’s a big disconnect that these programs don’t come close to fixing.

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