Now playing: The future for digital design jobs, according to research commissioned by the American Design Association, which commissioned the study.
The APA’s research suggests that digital design professionals, with the help of new technologies, will have a greater impact on how we design products and services in the future.
“Digital design is a major part of the job market and we’re still figuring out how to make it better,” said Robert O’Hara, president and CEO of the APA.
“But this is a really good time to look at what we can do to make the jobs we do a lot better.”
The APAs research suggests digital design could be the key to solving the digital divide in the workforce.
It found that more than half of the workforce could benefit from a digital-first approach to their job.
The research also found that digital designers were more likely to be on staff and work remotely, and had higher levels of professional confidence than those who were primarily in the physical world.
Digital designers are also more likely than their counterparts in other industries to be self-employed and to be employed by a technology company.
They also tend to be more flexible and more mobile than the general population.
The study also suggests that the digital workforce could make a big impact on the overall workforce, with more digital designers making the transition from the physical realm to the digital world.
And the APAs findings are important because they’re the first to show that digital skills are in demand across the digital career spectrum.
“The APA believes digital design will continue to be an important and growing professional skill in the next decade,” said O’Hanley.
“It’s a critical skill in today’s job market because it provides a foundation for digital content creation and the ability to create new digital experiences that are engaging, engaging and highly responsive.”