To answer the question what skills and knowledge an MA Design Management graduate should have to be employable within the creative industries sector, in my opinion we need to answer a question what makes a good manager, first. I just couldn’t resist and had to, in a good old manner of design thinking to re-frame the problem with which I was faced.
By historical development of design management the main perspective in the new century is Design thinking, the role of design are New business models, and last but not least the focus of Design Management are Creative organisations. In my opinion an MA Design Management graduate should have not only strong knowledge and skills, but particularly Design Management know-how, connected especially with the business models pattern in the 21st century.
If I try to predict the future, I would say that besides Internet; Environment, Digitalization and Automation are in my opinion by far the greatest threats and opportunities at the same time to our employment in the information-based civilization that we live-in. Continue reading
Recently I was invited to apply for the PhD project ‘Decision making in the software design process’ at the Eindhoven University of Technology.
In order to prepare for the possible second round of interview for the job, I’ll write my reviews of three books from the decision theory list – of the The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable and Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb and that of Thinking, Fast and Slow with Daniel Kahneman.
Not least, I’ll also write a short review of the book Alan Turing: Enigma. Continue reading
How is it possible that children, who have just completed kindergarten are able to build a tower higher than students of business schools? In the game, everything is possible. Very popular game “spaghetti challenge” shows the value and importance of prototypes, which are a key components of design thinking. Continue reading
What is the difference between being a designer and thinking like a designer?? Is every designer already a design thinker? And how come that everybody could be a design thinker? Where is therefore the role of design as such? Continue reading
The knowledge on design management is a matter of professional survival for everybody in design industry. Be that your are a designer, creative or art director, a design consultancy or brand/marketing manager at the corporation. Continue reading
From the October 07, 2010, 11:59 Pacific Time to the November 08, 2010, 09:59 Pacific time the presentation that was made from this blog’s masters thesis is competing at the World’s best World’s best presentation contest ’10 by SlideShare. Here is the link to the presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/vizuarna/m-savic-mbathesisv2-5417630 I would like to invite you to view … Continue reading
The masters thesis of this blog—titled Corporate Design Strategy and Branding: the role of Design Management in developing the Corporate Identity—was presented at the Faculty of Economics on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 11:00 CET in the small conference room P-201. Continue reading
In design we are able to name almost 40 career profiles.
Human resource expert and author, Roz Goldfarb, explains that not necessarily all of these profiles are from design schools, but they definitely have an important role to play in the design process. Continue reading
Various studies have shown that designer usually only parts of their professional work really do as designers. That fact alone gives a lot of possibilities to develop a career for designers and design managers alike. Continue reading