> >> From: Mark Schraad >> >> Design is a young field. We still have much to learn. >> > > Is it really? Relative to what? It may not be the world's oldest (or > second-oldest) profession, but I have trouble seeing it as young or > new. > > Christian Crumlish
I think of design as a young profession not in terms of time, but in
terms of maturity.
When thinking of mature professions, things that come to mind are:
Lots of PhD's in academic settings.
Strong professional organizations
General agreement on definitions amongst practitioners
A steady stream of research that consistently advances the profession
Wide public awareness and recognition of the professions contributions
Design is only beginning to reflect these things. Did anyone call
themselves a designer just a hundred years ago? How about a lawyer,
politician, baker, fisherman, farmer, doctor, soldier, blacksmith,
play write, musician, etc...
That is why I see design as a young profession. With that comes great
promise - and that is a good thing.