Designers learning management in the workplace
What is it about?
Designers need business skills but there are limited opportunities for professional development when in design practice. This paper explores the value of master's level study accessed via 'work-based learning' which enables designers to study whilst remaining in full time practice.
Why is it important?
Designers’ careers can be compromised if they are unable to understand the business context they operate in and cannot communicate effectively across other disciplines. Where governments are calling for an increase in design management skills, design careers can limit the opportunities for the development of such skills. Universities have an opportunity to support designers’ professional development through work-based learning.
The following have contributed to this page: Ms Caroline Norman