Talk • Future Shape of Tomorrow

yogiberraquoteEvery alternate year, Adobe hosts an event for all its engineers across the globe, to catch up on the latest happenings in technology, research, and get inspired. In 2013, I gave this talk titled “The Future Share of Tomorrow”.


The goal was to communicate future trends in technology to a primarily technical audience of non-designers. We focused on the trends of

  • Nano-data
  • Vanishing interfaces
  • Digital Nomads
  • Cloud of workflows


We created an imaginative and speculative vision to communicate how these trends might apply in the context of Adobe and its business.

We used a character-based narrative – set some time in the near future – about Zoe, a graphic designer and a single parent. She accomplishes the chores of her demanding life with the help of her hybrid object Allie, that she wears as a pendant. Rather than Zoe telling Allie what to do, the story shows how the intelligent assistant Allie already senses what is required and sets commands in motion.

The experience goals were calm technology and beautiful seams between technology touchpoints. We proposed that product experience could be thought of as

“conversations between user and touchpoints along a user journey”

rather than as a set of interactions. Shown below are some of the visuals from the story.

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PROJECT DATE: 2012-2013

TEAM: Jaydeep Dutta (Design Manager), Ranganath Krishnamani (Sr Designer), Sunandini Basu (Sr Designer), Mrinalini Sardar (Intern)