Totally agreed with this statement.

Current state of design is getting pretty stagnant.

Risk taking is no longer an option for designers and/or Developers because finance directly proportional to the experience you are providing, and where finance is concerned, people always look for safer side options.

Strictly from design perspective, I also think the over-reliance on Design System is another culprit to this stagnation of design.

Because DS fundamentally restricts designers to think out of box. So all designers left to do with their design is to align the already defined pieces (DS Components) based on requirments at hand, leaving no chance to create something new at design level.

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