As long as companies keep building products, be it digital or physical, the process of UX Design goes on. Users always played a vital role in the design process but designing things around users has become a framework during 80’s when Donald A. Norman coined it as User Centered Design.
The design of a product, from a small toy for kids to an equipment in big industries, has to go through design thinking process to give meaningful experience to end users. So, as long as we use things there will be companies and designers who try to research and study to give good UX Design.
We have seen the evolution of technology in digital space from a simple website to the fancy mobile apps with cutting-edge interactions. Design and Technology have been on parallel tracks since ages to give the best to the world. The current state of UX design is going beyond interacting with an interface, we are now interacting with spaces in the virtual world. The future is going to be even crazy and what all you see in gadgety iron man movies will soon become real. Designers may have to design independent of form factors like a phone may become hologram in future and for this what and how the design will take shape is something unimaginable.
Get disruptive thoughts, think of future and follow the advancements in technology across all industries. This will help in the thinking process and also experiment on designs based on assumptions and you can be future ready.