With as much as almost a quarter into what seemed to be a hopeful year for most industries and economies, the world was sent into a trance, and just like that, the switch was turned off on our lives for a better portion of over two months. While I write this towards the fag end of the lockdown, the future for most industries and economies is highly uncertain. However, determined to move past this phase, I am seeing a growing movement of aggressive approaches to dive past this era in a bid to emerge successful at the other end.
The saying goes, ‘what does not kill you can only make you stronger’. I hold that absolutely true for the businessperson of today. As a designer, I have seen the trends in retail emerge from current times. Our situation today is smack in the middle of testing that theory. With debates, discussions, webinars and online forums dotting every bit of your screen space and social media handles, I am sure, by now, most of you would have multiple versions of what the future has in store for us. In this article, I am going to elaborate on my take on the subject, which in turn is extracted from the numerous discussions I myself have been a part of or heard.