Is it old versus new, young, and upcoming?
“Design students lack cultural depth and awareness. Several representatives from leading design agencies expressed variations on this theme. Lack of curiosity and personal development were described as particular concerns. (…) I would take someone who is able to read over someone who is able to draw any day.”
(Tom Berno a.k.a. @tberno ~ dmi dialog)
“Today, however, designers work on organizational structure and social problems, on interaction, service, and experience design. Many problems involve complex social and political issues. As a result, designers have become applied behavioral scientists, but they are woefully undereducated for the task. Designers often fail to understand the complexity of the issues and the depth of knowledge already known. (…) The uninformed are training the uninformed.” (Donald A. Norman ~ Core77)