Having developed far beyond creating sleek-looking products, the recent shift in the scope of design accelerated in 2016. Products are improving everyday life, while innovations that turn waste into resources are making the world a cleaner place. Designers are increasingly proving to be inventive scientists, engineers and programmers.
In 2017, we’ll keep a close eye on the new possibilities that technological advancements will bring to the table. With mixed/virtual reality and 3D printing among the rapidly evolving tools available for production and storytelling, we look forward to seeing how they will be used by talented designers and imaginative brands in the year ahead.