I'm intrigued by the nostalgic magic of the culture of design education. Most designers I've met who have gone through formal design training are passionate about their experiences; they talk with fond recollection of long nights, endless critiques, and sneaking into the computer-lab closet to catch a few hours' rest before the final review. What is it about the design-studio critique that's so memorable and drives so much reflection? One of my colleagues, reflecting on a favorite professor, recalled a critique on a visual design printed piece; all of the students had put their work on the wall and…
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