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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Design's Crystal Ball: A Look to 2015

Prepare your time machine–get it waxed and ready. It's time to visit the year 2015. Well, sort of.

If I understand correctly, the AIGA has provided exclusive content to TAXI Design network (I have posted on them several times in the past) in the form of a journey to define what the Designers of 2015 will look like, as well as the landscape of design a s a whole (see too this 2015 discussion on AIGA site). They collectively are inviting designers of today to discuss their own forecast on trends that will influence just 8 years from now. Man have things changed since 1999 – just 8 years ago. The idea is to get a handle on what 8 more years might look like in our biz. Kinda interesting.

To make things even more interesting, and in my opinion legit, they've established a roundtable of sorts which they are calling the Visionary Design Council. It's loaded with heavyweights. People like Brian Collins of Ogilvy & Mather; Marcia Lausen of Studio/lab and University of Illinois at Chicago; John Maeda of MIT Media Lab; Clement Mok, The Office of Clement Mok; Lisa Strausfeld, Pentagram; Hugh Dubberly, Dubberly Design Office; and many others.

This Visionary Council has done a significant part of the work and as a result, they have posted information from some of their reports.

I recommend this to everyone.
As a young designer it will be good to hear the indicators as judged by this esteemed group of contemporaries. As a senior player, you can see how and if what you're doing today is on track, and/or so you can make judgments on course changes and the like. And if you're a freshman in high-school (if my math is right) you can get a leg up on your future design competition.

All in all another great resource from Bianca Zen and the Gang at TAXI Design Network (or TAXI as they are also called, but not to be confused with the advertising agency, Taxi canada or Taxi NYC).

( via a TAXI Design Network email )

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Anonymous Liz Ness said...

Cool. This is going to be interesting to watch develop...from so many angles. Personally, I'm looking forward to ideas about communication strategies and design artifacts (like software).

11:00 AM  
Blogger studiosmith said...

I didn't read the whole thing yet but I do recall a reference being made to a change from designers as users of software to designers creating and contributing to software development.

4:24 PM  

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