There are two major decisions most design students have to make during their four years of undergraduate design school. The first Big Decision, often made after completing a freshman "foundations" year, is jokingly referred to as "Poster or Toaster?" This is the decision to choose a specialization, traditionally either graphic design or industrial design. While the choices have broadened recently to include interaction design, fashion, furniture, packaging, and gaming, the decision is still the same: What area of focus should I pick? Specialization, in this case, is in a particular medium of design work, not in a subject matter.…
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