Designing the Products of Future: Trends in Industrial Design

Talks on industrial design trends for those who design the products of the future…

Murat Armağan // Arman Design General Manager

Dr. Alpay Er // Chairperson of Industrial Design Department – Özyeğin University (OzU)
Semiha Kan // President Industrial Designers Society – Istanbul Branch

A NEW RIGHT IN DESIGN PHILOSOPHY!

Are three dimensional objects the only objects of design? Or do even the most powerful doctrines begin with design?

Actually, each idea from philosophy to literature, architecture to art is a form of design. Like many things, design is influenced by the conditions of its time. Humans create trends.

What is the ideology of the era of innovation? Is there a possible new design form / school produced by this ideology?

Can the designer/artist create a new aesthetic language without paying attention to the masses hungry for consumption in this century, where materialism is so dominant? Can they make it sustainable without affecting the society?

It is the originality and freedom that distinguishes art, but now the new utopia is perhaps freedom.

Or…

Perhaps new technologies will expand our areas of freedom by turning into an ideology or replacing the old ideologies.

When design meets people with empathy, it enters the circulation. It expands the circulation area to the extent that it can meet the needs. The artist can overcome this basic capitalist principle only by being in touch with the human, but by designing things that s/he is not yet aware of. In fact, it is possible to stay in the game while changing the game and maintaining originality. It is possible but quite difficult. It requires a collective movement and interdisciplinary synergy rather than individual outcomes.

Industrial design trends are realized by revolutionary design. Revolutionary design starts with vision. The design of products, services, objects and materials is easy to describe. What is not easy is to lead a new movement that is fed by society, which will surpass and drag the society itself.

Perhaps trends in all sectors that are independent from each other will unite in a not too distant future to form a common language, create a new wave and design the person of the future.

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