Solving a Dog Handling Problem

G. Alexander
1980, Vol. 12, No. 2,


My main aim as a teacher involved in Design Education, has been to encourage students, through design-based practical work, to become adults able to adapt to an environment founded on materials and a fast developing technology. This adaptability is of paramount importance as the pace of life quickens and the changes become more frequent and profound. The ability to 'produce' is now less important with the advancement of the micro-processor. Practical skills once essential for learning a trade or embarking on an apprenticeship or design draughting career are now almost unnecessary as many jobs are totally automated or highly specialised.

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