EDU: How do you compare design education in
A: Design education in
Q: What do you think are the problems that plague the successful dissemination of design education in our schools?
A: I would say lack of vision and a lack of public awareness about what design is and what it can do for a developing economy and a society in rapid transition. They are hampering design education.
Q: Please tell us about the approach followed at NID when you were associated with it.
A: In the early years, NID used an open-ended form of exploration and learning from international masters. In later years, its internal faculty innovated many courses and educational procedures that have set them apart from the rest of the great design schools. This was recognised abroad but not in
There was definitely an ideological bias for development and socio-economic change at the grassroots level that stood NID offerings in good stead. However, in recent years this emphasis has somehow been lost and the focus seems to have shifted to the superficial aesthetic. This is rather unfortunate.
Q: Do you think the National Design Policy, announced in 2007 to enhance design and design-related education in