Comparing Teaching Design to Design Consulting

My colleague at frog design, Jon Kolko, has written up a great piece of Core77 about his experiences shifting from teaching design at college level to practicing it as a consultant.

As I became a Professor, a number of things surprised me about the way academia works; now, as I have moved back to a fulltime consulting role, I am again constantly reflecting on the challenges and nuances of the job, and how my day to day roles and responsibilities have changed. I’m writing to share these observations with both academics and consultants alike, as I feel I’ve gained a huge amount of knowledge not from one or the other role but from the transition back and forth between the two.

As someone who taught part time for five years at CCA,  it all rings true.

Continue reading Out of the Frying Pan, into the Fire: Life lessons from consulting to academia, and back again”