An opinion of a writer shown below is a bit worrying… I have been considering studying and getting into a UX Design career for some time now. I am wondering what insight you guys might have as UX professionals with experience. Any sources that you can provide would be useful.
How do you see the future of UX design?
It’s going to end… at least the way we do it now. Sorry ‘bout it.
The time for making money pushing pixels around is almost up, and we’ll lose our jobs much faster than we expect. Generative design and Ai will be such a game changer for planet scale products. Websites will stop existing as we know them today and question answering will be handled dynamically and in real time by bespoke Ai systems.
Designing one-size-fits-all interactions just won’t cut it in the future, and customers will demand interactions that are personal, unique, and immediate. Scrolling through apps and websites to get information into your brain? Aint no body got time for that!
UX designers as we know them today will go the way of the dodo (remember flash developers? yeah… just like them).
If you have the time and the energy for a strategic pivot, I’d be heading in the direction of some careers like these:
- Avatar Designer — Suggested by Glen Murphy (Android/ Chrome)
- Cybernetic Director — Suggested by Matias Duarte (Google)
- Digital Conductor — Suggested by Bill Buxton (Microsoft)
- Nanotech Designer — Suggested by Carl Bass (Autodesk)
- Fusionist — Suggested by Asta Roseway (Microsoft)
- Organ Designer — Suggested by Gadi Amit (New deal design)
- Interventionist — Suggested by Ashlea Powell (IDEO)
- Ethnographic Designer — Suggested by me.
- Emotion Designer — Suggested by me.
Andrew Doherty — CEO, Another.ai] Berlin, Germany
Formerly Product Design Manager at Google, Mountain View