I believe most creative professionals are increasingly called to adopt a variety of roles beyond their initial field of study.
I was always fascinated by the interplay between art, science, design, and technology.
As voice assistants, mixed reality, and connected objects are gaining popularity, the smartphone is slowly losing its position as the main computing platform.
Eventually, our digital life will look less like a wall of apps on a touchscreen, and more like one seamless connected experience that isn’t bound to any single device, but instead flows organically to fill the spaces around us.
There is a world of difference between a smartphone app you can close and forget, and an experience that follows you around and embeds itself in every moment of your life. This kind of intervention calls for a deeper and broader understanding of people’s values, desires, and circumstances.
Beyond technological considerations, designers need to familiarise themselves with ethical, behavioural, spatial, and even architectural questions. The next decade in design is going to be very exciting.
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