While most of us ID'ers would love to design products that are fun, sometimes when you're banging out industrial rack systems or point-of-purchase displays for dental floss that sense of joy can get lost. Which is why Toy Design is such a fascinating subset of ID; fun is part of the mandate.
An article from CNS looking at Toy Design reveals that while several US colleges offer toy design courses (MIT, Savannah College of A&D, Columbia College) there are only two (!) offering actual majors/degrees in Toy Design: LA's Otis College of A&D, and New York's Fashion Institute of Technology.
Would-be toy designers, take note: FIT boasts an astonishing 99% postgraduate job placement rate, and Otis says 100% of last year's crop got jobs in the industry. Which is good, because nothing is less fun than four years of school not followed by paychecks.