I'm sitting here with David alone in room 225. We're talking about topics:
- Dave brings up design education. What's the evolution, history? How is design education now different than 10, 20, 30, 100 years ago? Is it better? Are designers more or less satisfied now vs. then?
- What if we did an education survey of people that graduated from CALA through the years? How does satisfaction, money, built projects, career, etc. compare across time?
- Sonja comes in and mentions that there is a lot potential for wordplay with the word "four". Perhaps an issue an design grammar?
- Sonja leaves and we're back on education. David says maybe a sort of student's guide to design education would work. Exposing the inner workings of the education process, over time, etc.
- We need to invite Tom Fisher to a meeting once we've got a few topics to talk through.
- Do we need to consider a theme for the journal (across all issues)? i.e. a consistent theme, a narrowing of our scope. Would this help build a loyal readership? Or is it alright to have each issue different than the last? Does the journal need a perspective, an attitude.
- How about an issue on student work? (Like a yearbook.) Is this t/here or is it a totally different publication? Or is it half and half? Writing on one side... flip it over to see student work... there/here.
- We need to revise the mission statement.
- Figure out who's receiving the email@example.com email.
- Changing the name of the journal?
- Should we even be printing this thing?
- Different distribution methods: print-on-demand, having the U bookstore sell it (on shelves, online), PDF / electronic version (a must).