Saturday, January 9, 2010

Fast Company Magazines Looks Back at Design Decade

Fast Company, the cutting-edge magazine for young business people, looks back at the first decade of the 21st century and reviews some of the top design trends in those ten years.

Some are products like the Apple iPod (left) and the Nintendo Wii, structures like the Burj Dubai, and graphics like Shepard Fairey's Obama poster. Others are design trends like Target's Design for All program that brings the work of top designers to the mass market at reasonable prices. The Cooper-Hewitt's Design for the Other 90% exhibit (right) makes the list as well as AIGA's Design for Democracy initiative to make voting easier. Smaller cars like the Mini-Cooper and the Prius are seen as a trend in the 21st century and the gestural multi-touch interface (demonstrated by Tom Cruise in "The Minority Report").

What designs do your students remember from the last 10 years? What design trends will they be looking for in the coming decade?

Click on the heading above to see the slide show at the Fast Company site.

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