Wednesday, September 9, 2009
http://www.fastcompany.com/blog/ken-musgrave/thinkdesign/beyond-design-10-skills-designers-need-succeed-now On Fast Company's website it lists 10 skills designers need to succeed including: Passionate curiosity, imagination, objectivity and self awareness, crisp communication, effective storytelling, flawless execution, business acumen, global awareness, context and talent. I think this is an all-encompassing list that really defines what qualities a designer should possess to be the most successful. A designer has to have a multitude of talents that include the drive to discover, perfect and create with a purpose. I think when you get into specific design niches then the skills become more specified to that career but in general this list seems to qualify for anyone that is in a design field and the 'design skills' that they should possess.