What design expertise do design managers have?

Our students come from various disciplines including industrial design, graphic design, communication and information design, interior design, interactive media design, architecture, and fashion design. They work for – or go on to work for – corporations, design firms, educational institutions, and government. Design Managers practice industrial design, graphic design, service design, environment design, brand identity, or interface design, among others.

How well equipped must a Design Manager be as a designer? How good must a MPS recipient be to be taken seriously as a Design Manager? These are unresolved questions. But a good balance between Design and Management is probably the right answer. An MBA is just business. A DM isn’t just business.