December 17, 2018
One of the most common questions I hear when talking with students, prospective students, colleagues, and clients is: what are the emerging trends in User Experience? Most of the time, people seem to be looking for specific product predictions: What is the next device that Apple, Amazon, or Google will roll out? Or maybe, what is the next big social-media trend?
While predicting specific disruptive innovations can be challenging—and forecasting their precise timing is even more difficult—it is safe to assume that the technology that mediates our interactions with information will become less obstructive and eventually recede into our environment. This may seem obvious to people who have read Adam Greenfield’s Everyware or Peter Morville’s Ambient Findability. Plus, we have been experiencing this shift for some time—longer than many realize. Read More