In Core77’s 2015 Tech-tacular—launching today!—we’ll be reviewing some of the latest software offerings for industrial designers, as well as considering the wider implications of wearables, autonomous automobiles, so-called Smart Cities and other big-picture design-tech developments.
But we also wanted to know what kinds of digital tools contemporary designers are actually using on a day-to-day basis. So we got in touch with ten designers from different industries, and asked them each a batch of questions about their computer setups, most-used software, favorite apps, biggest tech gripes and related issues.
We intentionally cast a wide net, interviewing designers who work on a variety of different kinds of products—from consumer electronics to experimental architecture, home furnishings to some very large pickup trucks. We hope that the resulting interviews provide a window into how designers are incorporating new digital tools into their workflows—very often, in tandem with tried-and-true analog tools—and that readers come away from the series with some ideas for novel software solutions or tech workarounds to integrate into their own practices.