The future of design will be collaborative

Future of design; a lively abstract illustration on a yellow background
(Image credit: Figma)

What will the future of design and new design workflows look like? Figma's Chief Product Officer, Yuhki Yamashita, sits down with me to chat about what he thinks the future of design will be, one where "chaos" of an "always in progress" workflow should be embraced rather than feared.

Collaboration is not new, we use cloud-based design apps and editors all the time, such as Creative Cloud Express to share and update ideas and plans, but this kind of ever-persistent approach to work is central to the work Yamashita is focused on – read our Figma review to discover more. (For more, read our guide to cloud-based apps for designers.)

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Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creative Bloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and video game titles Play and Official PlayStation Magazine. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on digital art, VFX and video games and tech, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.