Form Forecast

Form Forecast is a research framework that empower designers to track and anticipate form factor trends. The prototype website is in beta mode.

Personal project, 2016

Analyzing form language movements

Form Forecast specializes in tracking and forecasting industrial design form trends. Our metric for trend relevancy is based on frequency (how often appears) and origin (who and where it was developed). We study the past to search for commonalities with what’s trending today. Like fashion, industrial design trends follow a cycle that is constantly growing and updating itself. Our mission is to provide signposts to help users create future-forward products. The focus is on near-term practical forecasting. With trends that are very present in the media today, often stemming from the latest awards and blogs. Our form forecast map illustrates developing seed trends and long lasting movements in the industrial design field. We point out how developed trends are and where they may lead next, so users can make informed design decisions.