VR and AR could be the future of UX design

A woman uses a VR UI
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It feels like we've been thinking of AR and VR as the future for decades, but it seems that now they really are the next frontiers in UX design and UI design. And UX and UI designers who start looking at AR and VR today while they're still relatively niche areas could find it helps them to future-proof their careers

AR and VR have felt a bit like gimmicks so far, but many designers believe they'll develop hugely in the next five years and become much more mainstream. That will require people who can design appropriate user experiences and who can design virtual reality and augmented reality interfaces. 

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.