It’s the best report yet. Comprehensive with numbers and examples. It chimes with my view of the design industry and where it’s heading.
There's loads to write about this. It's worth downloading and reading all of it, but the headlines are: business is taking design, or rather “design thinking” seriously; McKinsey and IBM have made senior hires this year; design M&A is a thing; designers are in huge demand; Amazon, Google, and Facebook have grown their design teams by 65%; there’s a lack of design leaders; learn to understand code; learn to write; China obvs.
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