design education

What Designers Need to Learn Aside from Their Design Education

In a conversation with one of my friends about the problems that designers face in their professional life, she highlighted that while designers may get good design-related skills during design education, they lack other skills that are needed in the typical work environment. For example, designers may only think of their tasks without considering the whole project requirements. Designers may …

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Why Design Education in the Middle East Doesn’t Meet the Market Needs

One of the questions commonly asked by young, talented designers and students who dream of design as their future career is, “How do I learn design?” The questions are also commonly phrased, “How do I improve my design skills?” While the answer to this question is literally straightforward in many countries outside the Middle East, especially in Europe and United …

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