Designers will be able to create interactive and immersive experiences for the next generation of consumers and developers in the coming decade, according to a study released by the Institute of Design.
The report, “The Future of Game Design”, shows that designers are increasingly capable of creating games with the same amount of design expertise as they have today, and the technology to make the experience “as immersive and engaging as possible”.
“Designers will have access to the same creative, technical and industrial skills and tools that are available to today’s game developers,” the report’s authors, professor Dr Michael Schuster and PhD candidate Pauline Pemberton, said.
“Design is now an increasingly important and influential field in our industry, and it is an increasingly critical time for game designers.”
There is no reason to believe that the industry will remain static or static in the near future, but rather that we will see a significant increase in the number of designers that are able to effectively design games for the masses.””
The new generation of game designers has a range of skills and abilities that will enable them to make new games with a greater breadth and depth of experience and with greater scope for impact than ever before,” they continued.
The authors examined the careers of a range a leading game designers and found that designers were making a comeback as a key job category.”
The report also revealed that the number and prominence of women in the game industry has dramatically increased since the 1970s, with the number more than doubling from 4.2% in 2000 to 9.2%, according to the International Game Developers Association (IGDA).”
Game design is becoming a more relevant career than ever.”
The report also revealed that the number and prominence of women in the game industry has dramatically increased since the 1970s, with the number more than doubling from 4.2% in 2000 to 9.2%, according to the International Game Developers Association (IGDA).
The report said that a major reason for the growth was the rise in female game designers, who now make up 13% of the game design workforce.
However, the report also found that a number of the most promising female game design graduates are either still in their early career or have completed their degrees, and that many of these graduates are also men.
The report noted that while female game developers are generally considered to be among the most talented and experienced, there are still a number who have less experience than other game designers in terms of both design skills and industry knowledge.
“It is important to remember that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to designing games, and there are many different factors that go into a game’s success,” the study said.
It said that while women are a growing demographic in game development, they still represent only 4.6% of game development jobs, compared to nearly 7% of men.
“We have made great progress in changing that perception by encouraging female game creators to get involved in their careers, and our report is a call for all women to consider careers in game design,” it concluded.