Design in India and other stuff about IxD education (was discuss Digest, Vol 39, Issue 23)
3 Jan 2007 - 3:08am
I'm aware of the IxD program at the NID in India.
The quesiton is, do you want a design school program or a comp sci program?
Since a big part of a traditional design school education requires some
sort of studio review, how do you do that remotely? If all you want is
facts about psychology then I can see a remote education working, but if
you want to learn how to do design praxis as part of your IxD education,
to me this requires a large degree of in-person education.
Besides "how-to-[place software name here]" type courses from design
schools, does anyone know of a remote program for design education? I know
of some part time stuff, but even those are done reluctantly from what I
I see this as both a necessity and something of a problem for the
advancement of some design disciplines. So much of Design is based in
craft mixed with theoretical subjective praxis which is hard to do
remotely in real world practice (though we succeed from time to time) let
alone trying to do this through education.