The Design Process: Product Innovation Trends and Tips
Engineers, I feel like I should start this off with an apology.
It’s not that us designers haven’t wanted to work with you in the past, it’s just… we’ve been worried you’d ruin everything.
Now, we know that that hasn’t been entirely fair, or warranted, and we’d like to see how we can make amends.
You’ve designed something beautiful you think users will love, only to find out weeks later that it’s not feasible. It either can’t be built as designed, or isn’t cost-effective to produce.
Has your design team ever run into this challenge?
Shifts in society, advancements in technology, and preferences of product users are changing.
Is your company moving with the times?
Cool colors help achieve calming and minimal spaces. Whether paired with neutrals or a bold all-over color, blues, teals, and cool purples will create the tranquil interiors we desire.
Dimensional layers add dynamic elements to the traditionally flat look we’ve seen in the past. This trend will become more prevalent as we move toward merging a digital interface with our physical world.
As we distance ourselves from physically interacting with products, the products’ forms have become simplistic and geometric.
As other industries find value in VR & AR technology, there will be greater adoption from users looking for more than entertainment.
With smart products adapting to our specific and immediate needs, we no longer have to physically interact with products. Instead, these experiences, when properly designed, will become invisible to the user.
As machine learning technology advances to identify, categorize, and sort information, the possibilities are as endless as the data. AI provides companies the ability to make better, more informed decisions, and provides users with a custom and personalized experience.