Bold Predictions for UX in 2019

Jan 22 · 1 min read
Brad Dourif as the Mentat Assassin Piter De Vries in Dune (1984)

As a design strategist, I sometimes feel like people expect me to predict the future. While that’s not really a core part of what I do, I decided to give it a go with nine predictions about the state of User Experience in 2019.

  1. Designers don’t know what we should call ourselves.
  2. Designers who know how to code will insist that designers should code.
  3. Designers who don’t code will roll their eyes.
  4. User Stories will specify the solution, rather than the problem.
  5. Agile releases will have scope and release date defined prior to planning.
  6. Designers will rant about diversity and inclusion on Twitter without testing accessibility on their products.
  7. Flat design will be slightly less flat.
  8. Design tools will work together seamlessly, except for every time Sketch updates.
  9. Design tools will enable much richer interactions which will still feel awkward and foreign.

What are your predictions for the year ahead?

Originally published at on January 22, 2019.


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