Have you ever wondered what the current design trend was? Or how it comes about? Or what it all mean?
Recently, I was asked to write about this year’s design trends. The more I looked into it, the more confused I got. One person says one thing is out, another person says it’s in. Which one is it? So, in order to make sense of this,
I thought, rather than just be another person adding to the confusion, I
would try to make sense of it all!
Rather than just jumping straight into what the 2017 trends are, let’s take a look at what are trends, who sets them, and how they are determined.
WHAT IS A TREND?
By definition, a trend is a change or development in a particular direction. This change is a ‘good idea’ that satisfies a want, and is made up of a mix of tangible and intangible attributes such as benefits, features, functions etc.
In today’s world, this is contributed to by social media.
In design, a trend is what is popular at any certain time. Trends tend to be ‘fluid’, moving in a direction through the seasons. This may be a slow change. A rapid change does not necessarily come from a flow unless the previous ‘trend’ has not satisfied the want.
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