I am loathe to think that virtually every single person reading this thread doesn’t think very similarly to me. What I mean by that is that as Industrial Designers (in particular) we go to school with the mind set to think of new ideas. To think about how to create a new widget or gadget.
I have often wondered why schools don’t teach more business along with ID. Teach about the basics of fund raising. Teach about the fundamentals of running a business.
Being in the high tech field for the majority of my career, I have had hundreds of ideas for the next widget. Some of them horrible, some of them that I have seen later made and sold by a large(ish) company to make some, if not scads, of money.
What stops me from creating virtually any idea I have is money. OK, money and time. But with money, I could make the time.
Are there any ID schools that are teaching the entrepreneurial side of ID? Providing students with the confidence to start their own businesses? To be leaders of our next generation?
I am not talking “D-Schools”. Not post grad degrees. I am talking undergrad, 101/201 type courses.
Am I the only one that thinks that this is something that should be integrated more into ID curriculums?