Familiarising New Technologies
You can design better when you are used to the latest technology.
Experience designers need to be a step ahead in reading and experiencing latest technologies, understanding the product design of new technologies.
They must be up to date with the latest experiences, designs and interactions. Self-exploring new applications, VR, AR, depth cameras, gesture based applications, AI applications, wearable devices, IoT applications makes designers feel familiar with the technology. Only when they are familiar, they can design for the same.