Our goal in writing this book was to explore the question ‘How are design practices changing today, and where are they heading in the future?’ As design practitioners and researchers we have witnessed for ourselves how design is moving into new areas, and in this book we wanted to explore these changes through the eyes of other designers. We have captured the as-yet untold stories of a wide range of design practices to paint a rich, pluralistic and truly global picture of where design is heading.
The stories and viewpoints captured here have been selected by the authors and also crowd-sourced from within the design community. Our selection includes a diverse cross-section of small practices and larger, more established organizations operating in both the developed and emerging markets. We sent out a request through our social media network and as a result collected over 100 practices to look at and review.