Something was said about the generality of the term design — it's hard to write for such a broad industry. First we need to see design disciplines come into their own as separate and distinct in the same way interior and industrial design have. Product design (although an unglamorous title) seems to be gaining this momentum, but the definition is still somewhat nebulous.
What I am interested in seeing (and working on with a collaborator now) is a community around interaction/design/code that flips the ALA model. Coming into this industry with a background in print and brand design, I don't quite feel at home in the code-first/design-second community. I want to see a group built around a design-first/enabled-with-code mentality.