Historically, business has leveraged design to communicate the value of services and/or products, leveraging design through surface level principles. Although this structure has remained unchanged for decades, design is beginning play a greater and more powerful role in business. Today, the role of design is shifting from a communication tool, to a translation tool – turning user needs into business insights and product offerings, leveraging design through human centered principles. The designer’s role has traditionally come at the END of the development of a product or service. The increasing popularity of roles like UX designer and executive levels in charge of Design/Experience speaks volumes to the fact that business is now assigning a greater value on design by incorporating it from the beginning to the end of product development.