When the prevailing culture permits the creation of products that undermine and exploit users, will designers stand up to protect them?
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In an attempt to understand our work, digital designers may look towards architects for inspiration. But as much as we can learn from their success, we should also draw lessons from their failures, too.
Responsive design made us think about how we could accommodate a diversity of connected devices; now we need to ensure our work can adapt to the rapidly changing world around us.
We have become increasingly reliant upon a small number of web services, most of which emanate from a small centre of innovation: Silicon Valley.
An insight into the many opportunities and challenges facing web designers in 2013.