So I was introduced to this new read Designers are Wankers by my current partner in crime Leanne Swift. Unfortunately she never found the time to read it but after a quick flick through I decided I would make the effort myself. I have only read the introductory chapter but the book is basically a collection of interviews by established Designers on what the "real world" is like compared to Design education and how students are not prepared by their tutors for the real deal. I think it sounds fascinating so I can't wait to find more time to delve further in. I'll let you all know what I think once I eventually finish it; whether it's worth buying or if the author is in fact the greatest wanker of them all for wasting my time.
On another note...
I hate to admit it but in amongst all the stress and headaches of producing my dissertation I have came to the conclusion that I actually enjoy writing about Design. I'm hoping (once I find this illusive free time I keep hearing I should have) to start writing more articles on aspects of the industry and possibly posting them up here. Would anyone be interested in that?
I already have an idea for a new dissertationish piece but am going to keep it quiet just now. After speaking to one of my Lecturers last week I might try to take it forward as an excuse to go do a masters. This piece will involve a lot of my own experimentation and research though so I will most likely post them up as I go along.