2015 was the year that experience design, especially UX, truly snowballed into something monumental.
The best and brightest caught on long ago, the foundations of UX were being laid out a decade before the term was even coined, but now its value is better defined and everyone wants a piece of the action.
With the industry growing, skills are changing, approaches gain greater variation and innovation flourishes.
Here are some predictions on the changes we'll see across the rest of this year
In the Design 2.0 world, businesses will increasingly recognize the centrality of design to the enterprise and treat it as a core skill. Design competency makes people better thinkers, facilitators, and storytellers. In the coming years, more enterprises will put a premium on design skills, and HR organizations will start to offer design training to employees across all business categories, much as presentation skills classes are typically accessible to all.