The Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail provides some perspective today on the current design movement.
The article contains short interviews with (Canadian) design "visionaries", such as Bruce Mau ("We live our lives inside of design"), Roger Martin, dean of the Rotman School of Management ("I tell CEOs that they don't need to understand designers, they need to be designers"), and computer interface design specialist Bill Buxton, as well as the non-Canadian IDEO co-founder Tim Brown.
Mark Vanderbeeken is a senior partner at Experientia, an international experience design consultancy, based in Turin, Italy. He is also the author of the successful experience design blog Putting People First. Mark is a specialist in visioning, identity development and strategic communications and worked in Italy, Denmark, the USA and Belgium. He was communications manager of Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, European communications coordinator for the World Wide Fund for Nature (or WWF), marketing director of Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects (USA) and chief press officer of Antwerp 93, Cultural Capital of Europe (Belgium).