Silicon Valley is desperate for talented designers - Apr. 6, 2012
I can definitely see this happening, given the capabilities of HTML5 and other new technologies. Simply making a website or interface more functional isn’t enough anymore. I find the comment about the lack of “good” designers interesting though. I have at least 3 very good friends that are in this field whose work I consider to be absolutely brilliant. I suppose to draw a person in takes more than they even realize. Still it would be interesting to see how or if this trend will apply to established corporations. Sure Google and Apple are on the train, but they’ve always operated more in the startup style. I can say from my personal experience that the fairly big company I work for does seem to be valuing creativity and uniqueness in their employees, though that might be more about decision-making and management.