We have been using Sam’s “Design Diamond” for a few years now as part of our teaching. We have never formally written it up or used it for any purpose other than to convince our first years of best practice. We thought it was about time we shared with the world – and you.
Simply stated, it aims to convince design students of the process of design. That without one of the four corners of the diamond then a design presentation (a crit or critique) will be weak.
It doesn’t happen often that some of our work appears on mass media, so please excuse our blatant plugging.
During a session with some of our third year students, Sam’s old dissertation came out as a key reference source. So we thought we would dig this beast out of the archives…
This post is a version of a recent lecture. The question is “What skills and knowledge might future designers be expected to know”.