Our team spends a lot of time working on concepts 3 to 5 years ahead of what appears on the market. I spent one year working on ideas up to 15 years ahead of where we are now – it’s quite a tricky mental space to visit though fun when you get there. You know those wonderful visions of the future where everything is white an uncluttered? Trust me, the future will be messy, and wonderfully so.
I’ve enjoyed reading Jan’s personal weblog Future Perfect since discovering it. He lives in Tokyo and works with the User Experience Group at Nokia Research. The above quote from yesterdays post Postcards from the future really struck home.