If you choose this area, you will be able to create services that are useful, desirable, efficient, and effective. You can work as a strategic design manager or communication designer.
If you prefer a role closer to technology, you can also work as a processes and services designer or even as an intelligent systems designer.
If you are interested in improving the interaction between a user and a product, you can work as a user experience designer, interaction designer, a UX researcher, or even a motion designer.
If you prefer to focus on the look and feel of products and services, you can work as a creative graphic designer, a digital illustrator, or even specialize in packaging. If you prefer to work with a broader scope, you can also become an art director.
If digital products such as websites and apps are what you are passionate about, you can work as a digital product designer. You can also focus on designing and prototyping objects and products.
If you prefer to have an impact on a larger scale as a designer and take over the interior spaces where people work, live, or shop, you could be well suited to work as a interior designer.
According to Fastco Magazine in its piece “The Most Important Design jobs of the Future”, design has matured from a largely stylistic endeavor to a field tasked with solving thorny technological and social problems. This evolution will only accelerate as companies enlist designers for increasingly complex opportunities.
This means that yesterday’s graphic designers are today’s UX designers. Will tomorrow’s UX designers be avatar programmers, fusionists, and artificial organ designers? Yes, according to the illustrious roster of design leaders they spoke with in the article.
“Over the next five years, design as a profession will continue to evolve into a hybrid industry that is considered as much technical as it is creative,” says Dave Miller, a recruiter at the design consultancy Artefact. “A new wave of designers formally educated in human-centered design —taught to weave together research, interaction, visual and code to solve incredibly gnarly 21st century problems— will move into leadership positions. They will push the industry to new heights of sophistication.”
Fastco Magazine, “The Most Important Design Jobs of The Future”,
April 1, 2016