What is the key to being a successful product innovator in today’s design environment? According to Stuart Karten, it all boils down to one thing: an elastic mind. In a recent Fast Company article, Stuart Karten shared his insights on the evolving role of the designer, explaining how elasticity—or the ability to respond to change—is replacing hard skills as the most sought after quality of new employees. Now that designers are being involved earlier in the product development process, they are assuming new roles—they aren’t just designers, but visionaries, decision makers, and strategic informants. You can read the full article here.