[Year in Review 2020] From safe spaces to delightful experiences – 75 quotes on the importance and impact of design

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Drawn from our comprehensive coverage of India’s creative ecosystem, we present 75 quotes on the growing importance of design in the way we work, live, and play.

From safe public spaces to compelling digital experiences, designers have played a major role in the pandemic era of physical distancing and WFH (work from home, watch from home). The designers, founders, and authors in this compilation share hard-earned insights on designer mindsets and skillsets. We have divided the 75 quotes into 10 categories: the big picture, pandemic era, digital world, practice, customer focus, the India story, business, trends, fashion, and futures.

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The Digital World

We are quickly moving into using new technologies of the 4th Industrial Revolution, and that will require significant reskilling. – Anthony Lopez, Lopez Design

The future of shopping will be a lot more interactive, live and video-based. The next decade will see the rise of immersive shopping. – Megha Ohri, Myntra

Live video shopping solves the listing, establishing trust, and marketing problems all at once. – Chitresh Parihar, Baaz

We are seeing a tectonic shift and message-based ordering is the norm. Small stores can benefit from this development. – Raghu Ravinutala, Yellow Messenger

Data and technology can address two large challenges of insurance inclusion – product design and distribution. – Anjali Bansal, Avaana Capital

The future of live sport is streaming. – David White, New Zealand Cricket

We have all heard how data is the new oil. Design is the spark for this oil, and an integral part of the digital transformation our world is going through.  – Vivek Kumar, Springboard

For customers, businesses should design new product launches as per the new normal, that is, digital and soft launches. – Jatin Ahuja, Big Boy Toyz

Build trust by design. Increase trust through registries, attestations, and signatures. – Pramod Varma, India Stack

While there are experts who handle the experience design and the whole UX, the onus on software developers to know about usability is much higher. – Hemant Khandelwal, Harness India

Privacy by design becomes imperative for software companies. They need to provide privacy controls to be integrated into the design of products and services. – Ankit Rawal, Affle

Well-executed branded podcasts are not about just the podcast, but about everything from strategy to research to storytelling to distribution. – Karthik Vijayakumar, Design Your Thinking Labs

This article was published by YourStory, read the full article here – https://yourstory.com/2020/12/year-in-review-2020-quotes-design

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