1000 Words of Advice for Design Students

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There are a million things to learn in design school, but what about the things you need to know “about” design school? In an effort to be clear and concise—something your teachers are always bugging you to do—here are exactly 1000 words of advice for design students (clichés included): Keep your ear to the ground. The best gossip is any … Read More

Five Best Interior Design Schools in Chicago

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Interior designers design the aesthetics and functional options to fill in the spaces inside houses, office buildings and other facilities. Chicago is rich in institutions for higher education offering degree and other academic programs in this creative and applied arts’ field. Students travel from diverse areas from greater Chicago, the United States and abroad to attend the College offerings here. … Read More

Why Design Education Must Change

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“I am forced to read a lot of crap. As a reviewer of submissions to design journals and conferences, as a juror of design contests, and as a mentor and advisor to design students and faculty, I read outrageous claims made by designers who have little understanding of the complexity of the problems they are attempting to solve or of … Read More

Does the Cost of Architectural Education Create a Barrier to the Profession?

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A recent report by the UK Architectural Education Review Group has highlighted the high cost of education as a barrier which prevents less wealthy students from accessing the profession, reveals BDonline. Among a number of concerns raised about the current state of architectural education, it says that the cost to study architecture in the UK could “create an artificial barrier … Read More

The State Of Responsive Web Design

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The State of Responsive Web Design

Responsive Web design has been around for some years now, and it was a hot topic in 2012. Many well-known people such as Brad Frost and Luke Wroblewski have a lot of experience with it and have helped us make huge improvements in the field. But there’s still a whole lot to do. In this article, we will look at … Read More

Elite Universities Offering Free Online Courses

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Elite Universities Offering Free Online Courses

What would you think if I told you that you could take courses from Harvard, MIT, Berkeley, and many more of the top universities in the country for free? You would probably think I was crazy, or you would think it was some sort of scam. Well, I’m not (crazy) and it’s not (a scam). Recently, maybe you’ve heard the … Read More

Graduate Degrees: Best Interior Design Schools

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If you’ve already received your bachelor’s degree in interior design, where do you go from here? With a master’s degree, interior designers can become licensed practitioners. It can also be hard finding a job with an interior design firm right after college. It’s that old catch-22 where a company is looking to hire someone with experience, but you need someone … Read More

Graphic Design School Rankings

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Every year U.S. News & World Report ranks colleges and universities on a variety of different programs and degrees that are offered. In this article we’ll take a look at their rankings for the best graphic design schools in the country. We’ve taken the top ten graphic design programs and listed them below. We should also note that these rankings … Read More

An Online Degree in Design: 5 Things You Should Know

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Although I do feel that online degrees are more prevalent than they were ten or even five years ago, I still think that some people don’t fully understand what it takes to earn a degree online. I’m not trying to scare anyone away from taking online courses, but you should definitely be aware of what you’re getting into before you … Read More