A few weeks ago, Christopher Butler (who you might know for his year of ideas books) asked me if I could supply some notes on “forward-thinking design, the skills designers need that they may not have learned in school, and the future of their practice” for HOW magazine.

The full article is now online, including some comments from me. I was a bit apprehensive about writing this: I’m not trained in design, but I know and have worked with people who very much are, so I’m wary of making proclamations. Also, much of my own understanding and practice is shaped by my time (and colleagues) at Berg, so I hope they understand where my thoughts come from. As ever, their work on “Immaterials” has a lot to say here.

But I also hope there’s a bit of me in there too, and that I didn’t say anything too heinous.

Read the full article here.