At Webstock 2013, web designer, Mike Monteiro, gave an inspiring talk called “How web designers destroyed the world”. His talk focused on design and personal responsibility. Designers and developers create new things every day. Mike wants you to realize that what you create has an impact on the world around you. A simple change could affect the lives of your users. Don’t just add features because the client wants it. Look at how the change will impact all of your customers.

Design is about solving problems not making things pretty. Mike want designers and developers to focus on solving real problems. Not just creating another me-too app. He showed a screen filled with camera apps. Do we really need more of them?

If you want to do more than build me-too apps, watch the video.

Webstock ’13: Mike Monteiro – How Designers Destroyed the World from Webstock on Vimeo.