Kester called for a sustainability element to be embedded across education, and for the nature and value of creativity to become an integral part of all learning. He said, ‘Our educators have a responsibility to bring hard business and technological skills together with creative problem-solving capabilities.
I think it is evident that the importance and position of the subject is still being debated, and in our modern society where so many in creative design positions are very successful, I think it's almost unacceptable that this battle goes on. I am in complete agreement that design should be considered a stem subject. Design has clearly and consistently communicated it's benefit to professional industries. Not only this, but Design is a language, and one that must be nurtured and encouraged within young people. I believe passionately that the subject goes a long way to meeting intellectual, cultural, moral, spiritual and aesthetic needs. Even if the subject is not pursued, it still allows for a well balanced individual. Design is unique in that it sharpens perceptual skills, promotes independence and develops concepts and skills for practical use.