Please don’t disrupt design—let it evolve.

Good design takes time. It also requires a level of discipline, patience, and rigor to do it right. Trying to short-circuit or hack the design process doesn’t help anyone.

The field of design is undergoing a transformation and it will be interesting to see how this plays out over the next decade. Design thinking has made an incredible impact on society and is still growing. The architects are starting to realize that it’s ok to design things other than buildings. Graphic and UI/UX designers have also made headway and have also done well to link their work to business strategy. Product designers are starting to design experiences.

What’s next? 

Scaling design up to effect systemic change.

Who’s leading the charge?

It’s not entirely clear, but designers in various disciplines are certainly talking about it.

What kinds of skills are necessary?

The skills needed are primarily the ability to see linkages across disparate fields or industries and to make connections. Comprehending emerging opportunities requires foresight and vision.

How do you get there from here?

Start creating and let your work evolve and grow naturally.