What is design to reality, apart from a tagline? Is it zero to infinity? I suppose there can be a complete design to start with, and an incomplete reality to finish off. If your project is stuck at one end or the other, or somewhere in between, or if you want to reduce the chances of that happening in the first place, there might be a place for a polymath on the team, to ensure the whole grows greater than the sum of the parts. The Polymath mantra is sense it, see it, say it, sort it – ahead of times.