With the design landscape constantly changing from year to year, it can be difficult for creatives and art directors (opens in new tab) to know where they stand in the industry. Fortundately the world's leading product design collaboration platform InVision (opens in new tab) have surveyed hundreds of designers to uncover the top product design trends for 2016.
Unveiled earlier today, the Product Design Trends Report is the first of its kind to emerge from Invision. The insights draw on data gathered from over 1,650 creatives worldwide.
The report covers everything from education, career path, roles and compensation ranges. It also identifies and examines industry trends that affect freelancers, design teams and agencies. This helps to reveal which organizations are leading the way, and which have some catching up to do.
"Design's influence in business is growing," says Clark Varberg, InVision CEO. "This report will help business leaders make more educated decisions about which design tools and specialities they should cultivate at their organizations in order to remain competitive."
"We hope to help designers and their larger teams better understand their position, their market share, and their competition," he adds.
Some of the key trends for creatives to consider include: a designers average salary, which areas and cities offer the best pay, and just how important higher education is in the industry.
To see the full series of trends, head over to the InVision site or download the entire set of insights (opens in new tab).