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(music playing) Jonah Becker: There are a number of things I can see happening in the future of PreViz. One is I think the speed and resolution of prototyping is only going to accelerate. We already have a three-dimensional printer in the back corner of our office, so the designer can build a CAD model and basically hit print and 4 hours or 2 hours or 12 hours later--depending on what it is-- pull something out of the machine that enables them to actually hold something. So, I can only see the resolution and the speed of that increasing.
I think, you know, that is very tangible. I could see more use of virtual reality previsualization so that you actually can go into a space where you can use a product in a virtual world, and get a sense maybe even of the tactility of it, the weight of it, how pressing certain buttons feels, what happens. And that's something that I think has been experimented with in other industries, but has not hit the design industry in any sort of substantial way. I think one of the most important ways that I can see it happening would be to use PreViz to look ahead and really take a deep into the lifecycle of a product.
I think you know sustainability issues are huge for us. I think it's in the design world that I live in, it's very nascent and I think there's a lot that can be done. So to be able to use PreViz techniques to think about, hey, what happens when a product is 6 months old or 12 months old? Are there ways that we can design it so that it can actually extend its life cycle? And I think that certainly requires more integration with manufacturers, engineers, the technology side of things, how you can make something that has more longevity and is more relevant over a longer period of time.
Because I think that's one way that we could use PreViz to improve the sustainability of a lot of the products we design.
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