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John Jennings, DeZombies and the Coming Design Apocalypse | BLUNT, April 13, 2013

April 12, 2013  by: Dom

John Jennings

Professor John Jennings will be presenting DeZombies and the Coming Design Apocalypse with Eric Benson at AIGA’s BLUNT: Explicit and Graphic Design Criticism Now, April 12 – 14, 2013, at Old Dominion University. Eye Magazine has an interview with Professor Jennings:

At its heart, design is critical thinking, problem-solving, and to do that effectively designers have to go outside of the studio, go to the library and find ways to integrate critical writing and research into the field. If not, then we resign ourselves to simply being the hands of the client. I, for one, am tired of the “designers don’t read and write” cliché. We have to actively create our own narrative about what the field needs to be or someone else will do it for us.

Read the full article at Eye Magazine.

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