“I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself, but the trend that’s happening is, I think, a pretty exciting development,” said Richard Tannenbaum, director of the Industrial Design Institute at Columbia University.
For example, you might not be able to make your own smartphone, but you can build an app that lets you see how much you weigh in real time. “
You can have people design your entire life for you and it’s going to be pretty cool to have somebody else design it for you.”
For example, you might not be able to make your own smartphone, but you can build an app that lets you see how much you weigh in real time.
It could even let you track your heart rate and even take a selfie.
“It’s kind of a futuristic idea,” said Tannens, who has designed everything from smartphones to office furniture to video games.
“This isn’t something that is going to become a trend, but it is something that people are thinking about, and it is certainly something that we want to be part of.”
Designers in New York are also thinking about how to design a better city.
As part of the city’s new redesign program, which will be unveiled at the end of March, designers will be encouraged to think about how their work will change the way we live, work and play.
For example: “What is the most effective way to bring the city to life?
What is the best way to build something in the most efficient way?
How can we create a world that works for everyone?”
“I think a lot of the design is going on in the design spaces, the creative spaces, so that you can be really creative and also really thoughtful and make your ideas work.”
In other words, designing in ways that make people feel connected and feel like they can take a journey, even if it’s a one-way trip.
“In terms of how people are using this to see how we can change things, we’re really excited about that,” Tannenberg said.