Teaching design: preparing students for the future
Design has undergone huge innovation and change in recent times, and next year the University of Auckland is offering a Bachelor of Design, and a Masters programme geared towards equipping young people for jobs that may not exist yet. Deb Polson is the head of the new Design School, which is under the University's Creative Arts and Industries umbrella. She is a senior academic who has taught in Australia and China and she's also an independent designer. Dr Polson says the new degree is changing the ways design is taught, with collaboration and sustainablity key elements of the course.