Trend 4: Collaborative design brings cross-functional teams together

Metaverse is altering how people perceive their jobs, social interactions, ecommerce dealings, etc. To enable this transformation, collaborative design is gaining momentum globally. Large tech companies such as Adobe, Microsoft, and Figma are developing collaborative designing platforms to build metaverse assets. These platforms allow developers from various organizations to collaborate and develop metaverse assets. Tech major Nvidia has also forayed into the enterprise metaverse space with its Omniverse platform. This technology allows users to create, design, and engineer complex workflows.

Collaborative design enables cross-functional teams to work together and deliver business outcomes faster. According to Infosys Agile Radar, collaborative cross-functional teams can increase a business' chance of growth by as much as 7% compared to competitors.

A global engineering firm was experiencing cost overruns due to design errors. With the help of Infosys, it developed a VR-based review system that allowed stakeholders to collaboratively design and review building structures and identify errors in a virtual environment. It creates a digital twin of the design to monitor progress and identify any possible issues. Here, a constant feed of sensor data from development site was matched with digital twin to identify and correct deviations.


Trend 5: LCNC to democratize metaverse designing

LCNC designs require minimal to no coding knowledge. They even allow end users to participate in the development process. With the participation from these citizen coders, the collective imagination and creativity pool is much wider. This helps in building robust software pipelines, democratizes tech-focused innovation, and, in turn, builds business' IP. It boosts innovation and resilience and makes the entire process data driven. Gartner estimates 65% of application development to become LCNC-driven by 2024.

LCNC is usually simple point-and-click or pull-down menus. Here, business users develop systems based on their requirements in just some hours. Tableau is a classic example here. Another leading example is Microsoft's Power Platform that runs as a web app and allows users to create data visualizations, workflow automation, and analytics metrics. Robotic process automation (RPA) with LCNC technologies can further strengthen workflows across multiple systems. Also, special connectors, application programming interfaces (APIs), and databases with the right AI tools can boost innovation.

Infosys' XR Platform enables businesses to design immersive 360-degree experiences for their users, customers, and other stakeholders. The platform requires no coding and basic UI training. Retailers can use this platform to design store experience for users looking for merchandise tryout and purchase options. A real estate firm can use the platform to design virtual tours for its customers. An engineering company can use it to resolve workforce troubleshoot issues and get expert guidance through AR/VR systems remotely.