What will the designer of 2030 look like?

What will the designer of 2030 look like?

In recent years, the changes we've seen in design standards have already drastically shifted the way we approach business problems. Years ago, specific fields of design were rather rigid: graphic design, industrial design, etc. This made hiring processes, project strategy and business models rather simple-minded, but also one-dimensional. Now, we're seeing design appear in almost every aspect of our lives, moving and transitioning to aspects of consumerism we never thought possible, and changing the very definition of what design is and what it can accomplish.

So, with so much change already afoot, what's the landscape going to look like 2030?

Crucially, technology and innovation will be in a completely different space by then. Can design teams keep pace? Can we meet this change with open arms? This largely depends on our ability to plan ahead, stay Agile, and stay abreast of trends in the field of design. This is the driving force behind our creation of our latest report, the Future of Design 2030, a quick intro to which is below.

Everyone will be a designer and a developer

The aforementioned large-scale shifts will have massive implications in the realm of design. Who will be a designer? What will we design? And how will we do it? First, more non-designers will take part in the design decision-making process, and more tools and templates will be provided for people to self explore the field of design themselves.

One trend that we’re already starting to see is that designers can also be developers, thanks to the emergence of no-code development (webflow.io) and hybrid design/development tools (framer). Future design tools will include the creation of logic and algorithms so that coding/design can happen in parallel.

So, what can we do right now?

  • Enable pair programming/design amongst your teams.
  • Provide 101 trainings on tech, product, business, Agile and Impact Design.

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3D Data Visualisation

Holographic vision enables 2D data to become 3D graphics. Imagine, digging deeper and deeper into a visualised, 3D data library to find what you’re looking for.

This breakthrough will provide a totally new perspective in understanding objects and engaging in shared experiences. Sports matches, global conventions, team-building, the sky is the limit.

From a cognitive science perspective, human brains can only process a small amount of data efficiently. As it stands, 2D applications slow down users with clunky overflows of data. 3D data visualisation will offer more personalisation options to better fit user needs.

So, what can we do right now?

  • If you haven't already, start your transition to the Cloud, step one in making the most of your data and digital transformation.
  • Learn more about what data visualisation can offer, and consider bringing an expert on board to aid in your transformation.

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Designer titles, reimagined and specialised

Currently, design titles are rather poorly designed themselves! A lot of jargon and misnomers. That, however, is set to evolve. A few titles that you’ll start to see include: Hologram Stylist, Augmented Reality Life Designer, Algorithm Designer, Organisation Designer and Data Design Strategist.

So, what can we do right now?

  • Tap into this growing pool of specialists, internally and externally.
  • Consider how you’re branding your own team, and what these job titles means for team culture.

For more, download the full Future of Design 2030 report now.

Or, get in touch with our team to learn more about what's possible in the field of design.

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