As the world changes, so does design.
In my EDGE (Ethics of a Designer in a Global Economy) course taught this semester to a diverse range of students, we are attempting to answer this question:
How do we create a more flexible & sustainable studio as we face a more uncertain future?
The students (in teams of four) are addressing this issue by asking similar questions that the AIGA asked in their Designer of 2015 project.
The EDGE students will be working with classroom guests from: Firebelly Design, Project M, IDEO, Tilt, smashLab and various other designers, academics and social entrepreneurs to help create an actual functioning design studio that meets the needs of the 21st century.
The results will be used to create a functioning studio where it's planning will be laid transparent for all the participants and world to emulate to create a more sustainable industry.