Joined by a small live Skype audience, Joe and Guus open the first show of the new year recapping their Holiday adventures, and thanking listeners. Moving directly into the main topic, at the end of each year many design consultancies showcase their trends for the following year. Instead Guus and Joe look at Trends Raft would like to see in 2017. These are not predictions, but rather hopes based on the global trends we've observed at Raft in 2016. Stating from the position if our job as designers is to be aware of the status quo, and then work to raise it for customers, and society as a whole, Guus and Joe share their driving hopes for 2017.The duo go through 2 of the 5 hopeful trends for 2017.The decline of the phone - a look into new forms of user interface and how 2016 was a pivotal change over year for introducing different types of user interface and interaction into the consumer space at large.Privacy returns home - As personal information, privacy, and security become larger global trending topics, the duo look at protecting personal information. They discuss how companies support and use privacy as a competitive advantage to build new services in the coming years.The full report from Raft on hopeful trends for 2017 will be available for download soon.