Discussion in class: In the news – Design Award Aims to Solve the World’s Problems

Here is an example of design and engineering students teaming up together to solve world’s problem, a few at a time. The entire project as a whole is overwhelmingly impressive, but there are some key points that I want to discuss with my students in class:

  • The social responsibilities that a designer have to the community and the world that he/she is living in
  • The power of collaborating with other individuals who shares ambition and passion
  • The courage to do something good despite the possibilities of failure

It’s always good to share the news with the young creative professionals in your class as a warm up exercise to get them start thinking about what they are capable of.

Linh Dao

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