The Future of UX Design Part 1

Part 1 - 360 VR

The future is here…or at least it’s starting to finally come to fruition.  360 VR technology.  We are yet to be at the point of this futuristic technology being integrated into everyday life, but it’s exciting to think about.  Especially as designers, the possibilities are endless.  Imagine being able to create incredible visual displays for a company website that someone can turn around to view all the different sections of the website in a virtual reality environment.  What could this mean for the future of UI and UX designs?

Where do we go with it?

For a Denver web design company like Tag Team Design?  What immediately comes to mind is providing a platform for our clientele to see project construction in real time, taking less time for them to scrape through every inch of the site after it’s been constructed.  Instead, have a 360 view of the entire site, allowing them to see it all at one time.  Making a stackable slideshow of every page right in front of them, changing which one they are looking at just by rotating.  The level of interactiveness could take so much time away from the prototyping process.

 

Even on the side of a residential user.  Imagine the significant reduction time for searching for anything (college students especially).  Instead of looking through a gigantic list to find exactly what you need, instead you can see a mass amount of previews of a company’s website and are able to scroll through their front page to see if it contains exactly what you need.

 

As of the moment, the internet is not setup to handle VR but as the dreamers steadily work on creating a platform to house a 360 experience, we know this will not be the case forever.  Even now, companies like Microsoft and Google are working as we speak to make VR a household inclusion.

What does it mean?

What does this mean for designers?

 

This may be a personal thought, but I think it means that whatever limitations we have encountered before will be a thing of the past.  With the onset of VR, we can create a level of interactiveness that will be unprecedented.  No longer being limited by 2d, background designs can be the most interactive feature of any site.  This will allow for us to put all our time into what it is we do best.  That background picture you spent hours designing will now have embedded three dimensional features that allow people to move through a given site or software with a fluidity that keeps them coming back.

The possibilities

From a business sense, think of what it would be like to have someone be able to see your portfolio of projects while they are seeing what services you offer.  This would stand to influence decision making in ways that we were just no able to integrate into design before.   With the implementation of 360 design, we could completely change how the landscape looks for UX design.

 

Even with the likes of our Denver SEO company; the possibilities would be endless when it comes to creating an interactive website for our clientele that want to understand SEO better.  Imagine being able to have all the different parts that compose someone’s digital presence right in front of them, updating in real time.  By being able to see how all the parts work together, we could create a level of trust that helps with the overall rapport with clients.

Check out the rest of our series:

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7