Electronic gadgets that UI Designers won’t see around in the near future

Which current electronic gadgets do you feel will most likely be phased out by the year 2020? Among those electronic must-haves that could fall by the wayside are standalone GPS units, low-end digital cameras and E-Readers. The main culprit behind these gadget possibly ending up as the next VCR is the fact that the functions of these gadgets have either being included in other products—such as cars now coming with a GPS display installed in the dashboard or smartphones now equipped with higher megapixel digital cameras—or have been replaced by better technology.

Within UI and UX design, we may find fewer and fewer new projects for these devices, or find during user research that consumers are trending away from certain products that were once a staple of our industry.

Posted in 2012