T he future of design. Although it may be hard to believe it, the future of design may be entirely different from any projections. The design has evolved significantly over the years. It all started with merely using pen and paper as a part of large corporations to design-based firms that go far and beyond to conceptualize and create the best designs.
With the aid of design, we approach each problem differently. And even in the future, we are bound to experience more radical changes.
What are the things we can expect in the future of design? Here are a few things that we are going to see in the future:
It Goes Beyond Design
In the past, everything was about limited selected crafts and involved industrial, graphic design, and interaction design. However, things have changed, and it’s totally normal to see designs anywhere. The real meaning of design will change as time goes on. And it will go beyond just interfaces and graphics. Organizational design is an area that design will extend to as we focus on designing culture within a corporation and the method of designing the workspaces, structure, and other components of organizations.
“The real meaning of design will change as time goes on. And it will go beyond just interfaces and graphics.”
In case we are dealing with the present issues by focusing on the likes of empathy maps and journey maps, it is unlikely that we are thinking about the future. However, the future of design goes farther than solving the designing issues of today.
In the future, we are going to see more tools and techniques based on methodological foresight and future reasoning. These include trend mapping, scenario planning, and system thinking devices. These tools and techniques will help in enhancing user experience while still guiding and improving the flow of the user experience with the aid of the design.
Future design is not about simplifying the task of the user. It rather focuses on bringing the user to a new and more comfortable area that they have never explored.
Designers Will Go Corporate
In the future, brainstorming and constructive criticism will become more important to evaluate great and poor ideas. This shows that we don’t just take any idea – we take our time to assess it, whether it comes from the newest designer or the most experienced one. Presently, the majority of organizations work in the opposite direction. In other words, everything is based on hierarchy and this hinders innovation as well as the development of the newest designers. Since the design will be further incorporated into large companies in the future, we have to standardize how designs are done through brainstorming and constructive criticism.
No more isolation.
To develop a more powerful design, we have to brace up for how the industry will experience massive change. Typically, instead of running after money and using politics, designers are usually humble and more focused on results. Well, this may have to change in the future as they grasp new skill sets. We have to improve our communication skills to ensure that our voices are heard in the corporate world. There is a need for us to strike a balance between our isolation and humility with the need to display what we have designed in a more vocal and confident manner.
Interactions Between Designers And Robots
In the future, AI will quickly and seamlessly provide designers with more parametric design. This will make us increase our productivity in a significant way. This will lead us to explore varying alternative directions quickly than what is applicable now. If AI continues to prioritize logic over creativity, our jobs as designers are not under threats from AI.
In addition, designers play a pivotal role in the field of ML and AI. However, we are experiencing a significant expansion in the field of AI and, as such, it will become so easy and quick to design robots in the future.
But the big question is: are we set to deal with this impending change?
Notably, we are still far from the threshold where the whole design community has access to sufficient value from machine learning. Nevertheless, when this finally becomes a reality, everyone’s perspective of design will change.
We are witnessing fast-paced changes in the expansion of design fields and community, availability of infrastructure, as well as groundbreaking innovations concerning machine intelligence. Nonetheless, designers and the design culture don’t have sufficient capacity to cope with the changes. Unless we learn to accept change and try out new things on every project, the whole field may come to an abrupt end. Therefore, this is the time for designers to go extra miles and experiment with designs to pay attention to design innovation and craft designs that are suitable for our imminent future.