Design was a Science

Just now I can finally catching up reading The Great Discontent – it’s a collection of interviews with many great personalities of artists, designers, makers, and craftsmen. You should add them to your daily feeds – and reading Chris Glass’ interview, here’s a little gem of knowledge:

I dove into the design program at OSU, which at the time was a Bachelor of Science. Our professors explained why this denotation was unique: design was a science, a process that could be applied to anything. Essentially, you look at something, see what the problem is, craft solutions, test them, and launch. Then you do it all over again if you want to make it better. You can apply this to anything. I thought, I can do this, I dig this. It’s clinical.

I concur with his professors’ explanation of their denotation. It’s a science. I dig.