There’s currently a disconnect between the topics we’re discussing as designers and the advances that will be available to us in the future. We’ve come a long way in terms of web technologies. Only a decade ago, the World Wide Web was starting to take off, led by the internet giants AOL and Yahoo!. Today, the internet is part of our every day lives, being accessed from an endless number of different devices. We’re now able to stand in front of essentially a webcam and control a video game character using our body movements. This aggressive trend of technological advancement means that we’re now able to communicate with the entire world on a completely different scale, using methods never dreamed of. And yet if we browse through design forums and blogs, it seems that the most important topics of today are about “flat design vs skeumorphic” or “parallax scrolling vs video backgrounds”. …


Kai Huang

Technical Product Manager at Cogility. View my portfolio and blog at

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