For class this week, we were asked to compare the 6 essays by 5 thought leaders and identify their chief arguments. We were then asked to plot the 5 leaders based off of their chief arguments on a axis of importance.
I chose to define importance as making a direct argument for how to be a great designer with the other end of the spectrum arguing how not to be as a designer. I found Dewey’s argument most valuable in that sense as it explained the direct affects of positive and negative interactions on an individuals development.
Postman was on the far opposite end of the spectrum because he said we should not focus on the deluge of information in society today in order to identify the “real problems” we should be working on, not clearly stating what we should do.