The Rise of Design Dyslexia and How to Overcome It

JiaYing Chew, Miikka Lehtonen, Katharina Schilli

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An intensive three‐week introductory course within Aalto University's International Design Business Management (IDBM) graduate program emphasizes the role of social and cultural context in design, characterized by ambiguous, open‐ended, complex environments. It teaches students that design is more than a simple matter of Post‐it Notes and double‐diamond diagrams.

Universities worldwide continue to attempt to integrate “design methodologies” into their curricula. What happens when non‐designers take their newfound knowledge into the messy real world?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-15
JournalDesign Management Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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  • Danish Design Award

    Lehtonen, M. (Recipient), 13 May 2019

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