Mike Kruzeniski



BusinessWeek’s D-school list

by mkruzeniski. Average Reading Time: about a minute.

A recent BusinessWeek article lists their top design & “innovation” schools around the world. As can be expected a lot of U.S. schools make the list, but almost half are overseas. Two nice things about the article: they didn’t try give a number ranking to each school, and the articles describe the kind of education prospective design students should be looking for by describing the ‘innovation’ skills that employers are looking for (very much Tim Brown‘s T people). Nice to see that Umea made the list.

Top Innovation & Design Schools (collection of articles)
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/toc/06_41/B40040641dschool.htm

The Talent Hunt (article)
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/06_41/b4004401.htm

D-schools list (in alphabetical order)
http://bwnt.businessweek.com/dschools/2006/

“To gather our list, we created a 24-person advisory board. They include people from corporations such as Whirlpool, Siemens, and BMW who hire the new design thinking talent; faculty at both D-schools and B-schools such as Art Center, IIT, Northwestern, and Stanford; recruiters such as RitaSue Siegel; and design and innovation consultants such as Yves Béhar at fuseproject and Tamara Giltsoff at London-based Live/Work. They recommended programs from which they hire and where they referred students. We then conducted 200-plus interviews to narrow our picks to the best 60 global programs.”

The members are of the advisory board are listed here: http://www.businessweek.com/innovate/content/oct2006/id20061005_756744.htm