Top business schools are including a lot more design (thinking) classes, driven by market demand. That’s good for designers.
Computational designers, in particular, are in demand (I’d not heard of the job title, and this is a good read that’s unrelated to the report: The Unnecessary Fragmentation of Design Jobs). These are the designers that big business (Facebook, Google, Amazon) are looking for. Computational design was pioneered by four women, Gillian Crampton-Smith, Joy Mountford, and the late Murial Cooper and Red Burns.
27% of the internet is powered by WordPress.
Creativity comes from difference.
China has 500,000 design graduates every year. What’s happening there is very advanced.
8 of the top 10 smartphone apps are owned by Facebook or Google. You think you have choice, but you don’t.
There’s no mention of VR, but it’ll be included next year. A big addition, I expect.
I must read the 2016 report, State of the Digital Nation, by Jules Ehrhardt.