Digital has taken over the world, but it’s been based in an “engagement economy”: a business model of encouraging and incentivizing addiction. This has left us all staring endlessly at our screens, scrolling through social feeds and clicking on things that make us less productive, not more. This year, we’ll see the beginning of the end of this era.
Designers are incapable of working well with developers and engineers if they can’t collaborate. Throwing work back and forth over a fence never produces great results. So stop doing it. Designers and developers should work side-by-side (that doesn’t have to mean cheek-to-cheek, there are plenty of ways to work collaboratively remotely).