Fast Company published a great feature on John Maeda, who is head of inclusion and computational design at Automattic.
John says “design is not that important,” which probably will seem strange and slight controversial at first read, especially since the WordPress community puts such a heavy stress on design lead development. Maeda’s point is that designers should focus on being good teammates rather than leaders. Why? 🤔
Worrying too much about whether design has enough influence over a product or a company distracts from the real vision: making great products that solve people’s problems.