From the same team that worked on the incredibly wild idea of using React to make Sketch documents comes an even wilder idea:
Sketching seemed like the natural place to start. As interface designers, sketching is an intuitive method of expressing a concept. We wanted to see how it might look to skip a few steps in the product development lifecycle and instantly translate our sketches into a finished product.
In other words, a camera looks at the sketches, figures out what design patterns are being insinuated, and renders them in a browser.
I wouldn't doubt design tooling gets this sophisticated in coming years. Mostly I think: if your design team is this forward thinking and experimental, you've done a fantastic job putting a team together. Hopefully you can keep them happy designing travel websites, or somehow pivot to design tooling itself.