Product Design Trends 2022: Augmented Reality & The Metaverse Will Change Design Forever

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Augmented reality (AR) and the metaverse will inform several industrial design and product design trends for years to come. The implications of this tech are both exciting and terrifying. AR offers unprecedented functional utility and new avenues for self expression. Design trends are a reflection of society and the events occurring in our world. We use digital tools and connect with each other virtually more than ever. Augmented Reality and the metaverse is the next logical step in digital interaction. Regardless of whether you think this tech is good or bad, it will have a major impact on design and culture.

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0:00-0:26 Introduction
0:27-1:00 What is AR?
1:01-2:37 Personal Expression through Objects
2:38-4:06 The Next Frontier in Personal Expression
4:07-4:40 The Metaverse
4:41-5:39 Novel Interactions with AR
5:40-6:18 Accessibility
6:19-7:01 Virtual vs Physical Pros & Cons
7:02-7:43 Personalization
7:44-10:17 Manufacturing is Really Hard
10:18-10:56 AR To Simplify Manufacturing
10:57-13:20 Dangers of Augmented Reality
13:21-14:12 Conclusion

All content written and edited by John Mauriello. John Mauriello has been working professionally as an industrial designer since 2010. He is an Adjunct Professor of industrial design at California College of the Arts.

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