The future of people’s tastes and personal preferences might be hard to predict but it doesn’t stop various bodies giving it a go. While fortunetellers may have used crystal balls and tea leaves in the past, these days it’s all about combing search data on websites.
Here are links to a few Top Trends for 2018 articles I’ve seen.
The social media site used the search data to compile its list of emerging trends in its users’ interests. Highlighted topics include Snap peas, Travel journals and Colorful doors.
The giant picture agency also used the data from over a billion searches on its website to come up with three key trends in photography:
The article is also worth visiting for a look at the original design and navigation.
Another agency using its search data to predict the future but also covering footage and illustrations along with photography. The eleven topics it highlights include “fantasy”, “new minimalism”, “punch pastels” and “holographic foil”, with some interesting resulting from combining between two or more of these themes.
The graphic design resource website has its own ten predictions for 2018, including colour fonts, isometric icons and moody tones in photography.