Tile of Spain consultant Ryan Fasan showcased tile trends in a presentation entitled “User Experience Focus” at Coverings 2016 in Chicago.
In the tech world, operating systems are the long-term assets that live through the arcs of micro-trends in the fast-paced device innovation race. Tile has a similar relationship to building design as a whole given its durability and technical characteristics in relation to overall building systems. Tile of Spain explores the evolution of macro-trends in ceramics through the lens of evolving UX design principles.
Viewing tile trends on this macro scale sheds some interesting light on where the industry is today and what the focus is for long-term timeless usefulness in relation to all aspects of building design and planning. Taking keywords from UX design like “materials”, “scalability” & “streamlining” explore the emerging trends in Spanish ceramics, and ceramics in general, for 2016 and beyond.