There was a prediction of future design professionals, back in 2004, who will be:
+ intelligent “makers”,
+ active learners and communicators,
+ active citizens, and
+ sustainable entrepreneurs.
These design professionals were to work in sustainable economies and corporate environments that are concerned with economic, social, and environmental issues’ (Cooper in Green et al., 2004).
Source: Green D., Lee et al. 2004. Perspectives on designing design managers. Design Management Review: 15/2, p. 74-79.