Ran across this today on USA Today about Robert Brunner designer of the Beats headphones. http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/12/30/robert-brunner-ammunition-beats-change/3497185/
Great short on how important the design experience is. Nice tribute piece. And totally relevant to Software Desgin though the article is clearly about industrial design of physically held products like the beats headphones.