In early 2018, I received a Slack message from the Director of Design at General Assembly. It was a quick message asking if I’d be interested in presenting at the upcoming 99u conference in New York City. My instant reaction was a resounding yes! I instantly register that this session could be a massive opportunity to open source how industry can play a part in further upskilling their workforce. Knowing that attendees largely span industry leaders, we were keen to craft a compelling message and working session that would extend how we run our design programs for successful career transformations — extending the conversation to how a team might imagine the growth trajectory of designers for the longview.
How might organizations consider hiring for the full potentiality of their junior designers, ensuring a proper onboarding experience for a successful transition from education to industry?
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Takeaway to go back to company and implement
The future of design education is rooted heavily in industry (experiential knowledge cycling)