A good interesting article that Russell emailed me. It's an interview with J Mays, Ford's Chief Designer.
There's lots of good stuff there. Here's a few quotes.
"Clichés are more correct than we give them credit for."
"A designer is only as good as what he or she knows. If all you know is what you've garnered from fifteen years of living in Detroit, it's going to limit what you can lay down. If you've had experiences around the world, you'll be able to design a much richer story for people to enjoy."