I’m currently writing on a short paper about “the history of industrial design departments in universities 1995 - 2005”
The information on the homepages of the universities I looked at is insufficient and the e-mails I wrote didn’t present the results I wanted either… Since my deadline for the paper is one week from topic selection I’ll have to finish until tuesday.
I was hoping that you could tell me anything about the following topics:
Can you tell me anything about the number of industrial design programs in the US between 1995 and 2005 or where to get such statistics?
Is there any information on the number of students participating in industrial design studies in the US?
Were there any special regulatory changes between 1995 and 2005 (which? why?)
Did special difficulties arise due to accreditation / approval by NASAD or any other institution?
Where do you see the “stronghold” / important center of industrial design education in the US?
How did cooperation with business schools and/or firms develop between 1995 and 2005?
Do you have any other information concerning the development of industrial design departments between 1995 and 2005 that you see as important?
Looking forward to your quick responses!