Embracing the open kitchen

Diamonds are forever

Why I’ve been pondering

These are my thoughts as someone relatively junior to the world of online design guff, which on appearance looks like it has a pretty low entry barrier…phew!

Are we getting better?

But are we actually getting any better at design? Or are more people just talking about it and doing it? From what I’ve seen and learnt in a short period, the best designers don’t surround themselves with, and preach to, other designers. They’re out in the wild, rolling with the punches and learning the language of the customer and the business or service they’re trying to design for or re-design. They re-energise when they catch up with their fellow war veterans, then return to the fold.

Better designers, not necessarily more

This is why I don’t think we need more designers, just better designers. Designers who can both finesse, and facilitate. Maybe design generalists but definitely less design managers. Unlike in football, design leaders probably should have been designers at some point or another. More Solskjaers, less Mourinhos….

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Doing, learning, occasionally writing. Currently Principle Designer / Consultant at Lighthouse.

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Rupert Wood

Rupert Wood

Doing, learning, occasionally writing. Currently Principle Designer / Consultant at Lighthouse.