The Education of Geeks and Freaks : Comments
June 17, 2008
Definitely true, even in europe… I got my degree a few years ago, and they actually did teach all the different video, audio, design and other stuff on top of coding, but I wasn’t a damn interested in it at the time; all I was interested in was, well, developing for the web… Now after a few years, I have come to realise that I actually miss all the skills I could have learnt when I was at uni. I’m not saying I’m stuck, not at all, but interaction with other employees/workmates in the company would have been a lot easier if I’d paid at least a bit of interest in all the other technologies… So even if design, video/audio editing get taught, students really need to know that it is important, and it will never be about coding or design or editing alone.
Getting Unis to teach a bit of design on top of coding is one thing, but getting coders interested in design (and viceversa) is I think the hardest part. Good luck!