What makes a great designer?

Q: What makes a great designer?

A: It is so important to be light on your feet, inquisitive and interested in being wrong. You have that wonderful fascination with the what if questions, but you also need absolute focus and a keen insight into the context and what is important - that is really terribly important. Its about contradictions you have to navigate.
Sir Jonathan Ive: The iMan cometh - London Life - Life & Style - Evening Standard
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