Drawing still under attack

More grist for the mill of those who cannot appreciate drawing in the tool set of a designer. This narrative which attempts to replace a foundational skillset with resource depletion awareness has become anachronistic in the least, and the root of all of the whining that younger generations “cannot do and are too entitled” at best.

Oh! Designers need to do much much more! Stick their graphite-smudged noses into -

“the focus groups and surveys involved in product creation, the legal and development decisions involved in building, the resources and decisions on which a designed world depends”

Ya can’t fit ten pounds of soybeans into a five pound sack. This article details a concise history of drawing as used in architecture before dissolving in vague, messy DT wish-lists.

While I agree the author of this is conflating design and a tool of design, I don’t understand how the OP links that to the “get off my lawn” attitude to the younger generation. Quite frankly, it is the dumbest ongoing “feud” in human history.

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Is this what people learn and how they teach at MIT?

  1. Write an article that starts with the equivalent of “Webster’s Dictionary defines [fill in the blank] as…”
  2. Provide lots of flowery historic background that tries to prove what a smarty pants architecture and design historian you are but actually just makes you look like someone trying to pad a high school essay from 500 words to 1000.
  3. Don’t worry yourself with a coherent point or providing any kind of new, valuable insight.
  4. Just regurgitate vague ideas about process that other people have been saying for decades.
  5. Collect accolades.
  6. Get tenure.

Man I’m glad I didn’t go to grad school.

All that is to say I wholeheartedly agree with idea that design is a process far more expansive than the specialized tool of drawing, but that’s not a new idea. Not even remotely.

Are we sure Chat GPT didn’t write this nonsense?

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