We need a new kind of designer, focused on problems of scale and the algorithms that can help — or exacerbate — matters. Historically, designers have improved the world through the thoughtful design of products and experiences. But these delightful moments mean little if we fail to design for the complex, dynamic, and increasingly tech-driven systems in which we now live. As designers, we need to start seeing ourselves as change agents. What new skills are required to design in this future?
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