I saw this video today and knew I wanted to share it. How Cars Went From Boxy To Curvy
The video is cool, but if you want a more in depth reading on the matter you can see that here.
“It turns out it was largely due to three interrelated factors: European style trends, a government-mandated push for fuel economy, and new technologies that allowed manufacturers to more easily design and create curved shapes.”
It’s important to think of the evolutionary shifts in design and understand why changes are happening, even if it’s just retrospectively. Being able to identify those trends as they’re happening can allow you to change your patterns in real time and be ahead of the curve.
Look for more on this in future blog posts, do you have any examples in your work you want to share? Add it to the comments below.