We've tried summing up the events, trends, and topics that were most notable in 2012. What'd we miss?
Pretty solid list. The only other thing that comes to mind is hardware. Already plenty of industrial designers are using platforms like Kickstarter to launch consumer products, but as the industry grows, it will start to bring in more graphic designers to do brand, communications, and interface design. There are plenty of good examples from 2012 and more to come next year.