There are a few brands that come to mind when we think of innovative design. Take the Apple iPhone for example. As demand for a more futuristic, sleeker phone grew so did the technology needed to make such designs possible. The result? Apple's technology delivered a cell phone with a high-quality camera and pressure sensitive 3D touchscreens.
Designing for the future is possible because of the advancements made in technology. Designers can move forward with their seemingly larger than life designs knowing that technology developers will catch up to bring these visions to fruition. Technology has made creating for the future simpler; for example, general contracting firms utilize technology to design properties for clients and to execute the construction of homes and buildings.
Everyone appreciates it when their job is made easier and design is no exception. Here are three ways technology is bringing design straight into the future:
1. Everything Is Expedited
The process of creating a piece of property from scratch based on a client's expectations takes quite a bit of time. The design stage requires constant planning, impeccable math, and teams of brilliant minds who can double check everything. The construction phase requires the collaboration between multiple parties, massive crews, and more. Needless to say, time is literally money in this industry and every second counts. Advancements in technology have dramatically expedited the overall process, providing tools for designers to create incredible plans quicker than ever. They also allow construction teams to collaborate and build easily and safely. Design and build were two different stages, however, as technology continues to evolve, we're seeing the two phases slowly converge.
2. Exact Precision Is Easier Than Ever
Plenty can go wrong throughout the entire process of building a new piece of property. Even a misplaced decimal can entirely mess up a whole project, so perfect precision is absolutely crucial. Having the technology to double-check every step has changed the way design firms operate, and as a result, we're seeing an increase in safety and speed. Safety and measurement tools are constantly improving as technology uncovers new ways of making construction work more efficient.
This also means that customer expectations have changed. Companies like MORSCO understand that clients expect precision and expedited results. The relationships between clients and companies have been fragmented for a while, and thanks to technology, MORSCO can establish a higher standard in client communication, precision, and expedition. "Technology enables collaboration, communication, decision making and efficiency throughout the entire process. The end result is better design which can be constructed more effectively through the use of technology. In order to utilize technology in a meaningful and effective way, it is important to understand the needs of the many people involved throughout the process. Offering them simple, yet effective tools - from design and construction, to usability and maintenance."- explains Darren Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer at MORSCO.
3. Collaboration is Now Worldwide
Some of the best designs are the result of a collaborative process between artists from all parts of the world. Technology has made it simpler for artists to discover works of art that inspire their own designs. As our global society becomes more interconnected, a single designer or worldly issue like global warming can influence designers halfway across the world. In the case of an issue like global warming, designers can utilize technology to create an environmentally friendly building that can be built with sustainable materials in a location thousands of miles away.
The future is filled with unknown variables, but technology makes possible the designs that will inhabit our society twenty years down the road. As technology improves, designers are imbued with the ability to design for the future without any limitations.