Design today (according to 9 practioners)

Design is evolving. Where its practitioners were once expected to produce goods, today their work and manipulate an invisible matter. Design is more about interactions and experiences — where not about software and complex systems.

Wired  asked nine top designers – namely Robert Brunner Cofounder, AmmunitionGentry Underwood Head of Design, DropboxJack Schulze Cofounder, BergKim Colin Cofounder, Industrial FacilityJonas Damon Executive Creative Director, FrogNatasha Jen Partner, PentagramBethany Koby CEO and Cofounder, Technology Will Save UsMia Blume Product Design Manager, PinterestAlexis Lloyd Creative Director, New York Times R+D Lab – to talk about the meaning their work has today.

Read the full article on Wired.

Adaptation is designers’ most important skill

Josh Payton: “I’m often faced with two types of job applicants. One has years of experience, an impressive portfolio of work and a specialty that took years to hone. That candidate discusses their job history engagingly, within the parameters of what is known and what has come before. The other candidate is young—sometimes almost ridiculously so—and is only held back by a lack of experience. That candidate never talks about history, but about what she wants to learn, where she thinks the world is going, and what kinds of products she wants to develop there. The second candidate is the smarter hire.” Read the full story here.