“No MOOC (*)? You’re a moron (*)!”

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“MOOCs” are in. Every college and school across the board has one: “No MOOC? You’re a moron.” What lies in store for universities and select business, engineering, and scientific schools once every ounce of knowledge will be available 24/7 online? How can we prove who we are and from where we come when we can …

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Design and Corporate Social Responsibility: A matter of morals or personal gain?

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A recent presentation given to the Regional Leaders of Western France led me not only to reflect on what binds Corporate Social Responsibility to the Design field, but also question the role that the designer plays there within. What if design were synonymous with “sustainable business?” At a conference held in Denver, Colorado (USA) back …

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“Made in France” takes backseat to “Designer by France”

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When it comes to buying a car, or anything else for that matter composed of spare parts, what exactly does “Made in France” mean? Does this notion not go against the flow of French industry? Is there not something else out there that strives to fuse innovation, research and design? How about “Designed by France”? …

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Design: All-in-one and One-for-all

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AEF’s upcoming colloquium, “Arts, Design, Fashion: The New Frontier of Higher Education”*, has triggered discussion over the potential for transversality between Design schools and universities especially as creative disciplines in France have not traditionally been academic ones. Design has never been on the academic radar in France. Design studies on campus are few and far …

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Design and Leadership?

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Design has crossed over into a strategic dimension. In organizations that have made innovation their modus operandi, designers have no other choice but to assert themselves as leaders there within. If, just a few years back, it was almost unheard of to speak of design in a management discipline light, nowadays, the opposite is inconceivable. …

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Design school: the school for the managers of tomorrow

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In 1994, professors from HEC published a book entitled, “SCHOOL FOR THE MANAGERS OF TOMORROW.” Its focus was on pondering the changes in teachings, methods of learning, frameworks, and more generally, how the changes in the environment and with regard to responsibility would take precedence over the growing number of management and business schools as …

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The sky’s the limit: The career of “in house” designers

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The 2nd Annual “Design, mode d’emploi” Forum was held on December 10, 2014 at the Paris Commodities Exchange. It was the chance to highlight the growing interest that businesses are showing in “in house” Designer career paths. This interest falls closely in line with the strategic relevance inherent in design. New career opportunities are popping …

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