In this technology world, we are moving very fast. Our life style and behavior are changing and which is bringing more opportunities for creation of new products, services, solutions, gadgets etc. With the evolution of Internet companies have explored a larger area of business and this area is going to be getting more expanded with the evolution of some amazing and near future techniques. More innovations have happened at technology side now more imagination is happening at designing side. In this article we are going to see some cool areas for User Experience designer to work in near future.
Internet of things
The internet of things (IoT) is the network of physical objects—devices, vehicles, buildings and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity that enables these objects to collect and exchange data.
Connected Home, cars, workstations, offices, cities are going to boom our current environment and experience.
Virtual reality or virtual realities (VR), also known as immersive multimedia or computer-simulated reality, is a computer technology that replicates an environment, real or imagined, and simulates a user's physical presence and environment to allow for user interaction. Virtual realities artificially create sensory experience, which can include sight, touch, hearing, and smell.
Most of the companies have already worked in this section and started creating VR products. Google cardboard and Microsoft Holo lenses are some well known products of this area.
Augmented reality (AR) is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data.
Wearable technology brings data and activity tracking from user’s environment and converting it in valuable information, actions, recommendations etc. Different fitness related wearable products and utilities related products are emerging in market frequently. Example: Apple watch, fitbit bands etc.
Near field communication (NFC) is a set of communication protocols that enable two electronic devices, one of which is usually a portable device such as a smartphone, to establish communication by bringing them within 4 cm (2 in) of each other.
NFC is being used majorly in access provisioning, shopping, retail domains etc. but not limited to these domains only.