If you write interesting roles,
you get interesting people to play them.
Paul Schrader (Screenwriter)
We see coming a new generation of Digital Kids, for which will be very natural to consume and to make with big portion of Visual Tastes.
How we can prepare currently growing generation for this all embracing change?
How we can support them:
- L to visually Express meanings – help them to be able to understand and to use in all its complexity and richness various Visual Representations ?
- L to visually Explain facts – extend their communication skills with various aspects of Visual Language ?
- L to visually Explore opportunities – inspire them to engage their creativity and innovation for their imagination and make tangible stuff by utilizing various magical aspects of Visual Thinking ?
See attached Connected Triangle Visualization image.
And from opposite side, how we can help them with visualizations better:
1. Receive Informations ? 2. Gattering Knowledge ? 3. Improve Skills ?
Can we use power of Design Thinking and similar just forming principles to Sense and Visualize typical modeled Personas of upcoming next generation Digital Kids by Highlighting and Summarizing learned on the way lessons from current bleeding edge technology previews together with experimental methodology concepts coming from just establishing multi-disciplinary research laboratories Seamlessly Integrating their currently indeed very diversified primary focuses?
They always say time changes things,
but you actually have to change them yourself.
Andy Warhol (Artist)
In 2014 EU will start Horizont 2020 program, the pan-European scheme to boost Research and Innovation. When you skim proposed long term focus and targets is astounding how much more they primarily focus on upcoming technologies opposite to more clearly declaring support for designers who can commercialy utilize them in very diversified manner.
Today’s 6 years old kids just entering primary school preparation classes will be in 2020 teenagers in adolescent age finally selecting their carrier path:
How we can help most of them truly fully utilize upcoming changes?
How to identify and support individuals with extraordinary Visual Gift?
How we can better adapt their preparation for their future caries paths?
By the way many researchers believe, then we need to more actively look beyond year 2025 horizon and focus also on aspects of employment of younger peoples especially in context of new technologies.