The business world has certainly recognized the pivotal role design plays in the competitive global economy. Companies, and even cities and whole countries around the world, know that their place in the world economy will be determined by how well they do in design in the 21st century.
BusinessWeek magazine has several special reports on design including:
The Value of Design
Why Design Matters
The Value of Design to Startups
How to Redesign Health Care
The Role of Design in Business
and a slide show about World's Most Influential Designers. (Click on the heading above to see the slide show)
How many of the world's greatest living designers do you know?
For example do you know about Shigeru Miyamoto (left)? You know his work.
Miyamoto, 57, called the father of modern video games, continues to affect the industry, decades after he created such popular games as Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, and The Legend of Zelda. As the head of Nintendo's game design department he has brainstormed new ideas for the DS, Wii, and Wii Fit, keeping consoles in today's living rooms and selling millions of new games.
Click on the heading above for Business Week's slide show with photos and bios of the world's most influential designers.