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Score: 6.7
Recent and Mild Top 4 Examples: 5,425 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 15 - Jan 15
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Packaging no longer holds toys, but becomes the plaything itself
Implications - Interactive packaging is not a new concept; however, a recent development is seen in packaging that is part of the product itself. Mainly focused in the realm of toys, this signifies more than an added benefit, but a reframe of what it means to package something in a sustainable way. [More]
Score: 6.5
Recent and Warm Top 4 Examples: 4,485 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 14 - Jan 15
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3D printing moves beyond set parameters for larger projects in manufacturing
Implications - The potential of 3D printing is being realized as manufacturers remove boundaries with free form printers for creating large-scale products with ease. This innovation paired with the incorporation of new filament for the printers means the further expansion of this promising technology in a multitude of industries. [More]
Score: 7.9
This Week and Warm Top 4 Examples: 10,137 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 14 - Jan 15
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Consumers are looking to 3D printing to satisfy bespoke interior design needs
Implications - 3D printing offers much to the design world by way of greater precision, affordable manufacturing and efficient delivery. When it comes to designing and furnishing their homes, consumers are relishing in the possibilities of bespoke construction. Using 3D printed technology, brands are able to take advantage of an exciting design climate by offering experiential, functional pieces that work with consumers' specific aesthetic preferences. This shift not only signifies opportunity for design brands, but more importantly, an increasing consumer demand for affordable, customized goods. [More]
Score: 9.3
This Week and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 48,563 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 14 - Jan 15
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Services for 3D printing usher in a new era for maker culture
Implications - While 3D printing previously required expensive equipment, new publicly available services that allow for outsourcing are on the rise. As maker culture gains more momentum, the need for brands to become involved in delivering customization and new technology options is being expected by consumers. [More]
Score: 6.1
This Month and Mild Top 4 Examples: 4,704 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 14 - Jan 15
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Consumers turn to conveniently formed health foods for easy consumption
Implications - Consumers are more concerned now more than ever about getting all the different nutrients they need on a daily basis, which is being acknowledged with superfood-based products designed to be consumed on-the-go. As time savings becomes a paramount concern, this design of products appeals to a consumers on the basis of fulfilling nutritional needs in a seamless way. [More]
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Score: 8.2
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 17,942 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 14 - Jan 15
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Consumers turn to scientific cookware to maintain healthly diets
Implications - As the importance for nutritional living and personal well-being continues to grow, a desire for more personalized meal preparation is taking place. Using experimental cookware and scientific equipment to help cook and prepare meals, consumers are looking to not only keep count of calories and ingredients, but also find a way to make healthy living a more enjoyable experience. [More]
Score: 6.8
This Month and Mild Top 4 Examples: 13,305 Total Clicks Date Range: Dec 13 - Jan 15
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A retro aesthetic becomes apparent in fashion amongst amateur seamstresses
Implications - Upcycling materials or using new ones for a retro flair, consumers are choosing to DIY their own vintage clothing rather than purchase secondhand. This resonating shift identifies a preference for customized expression that's cost-effective and customized to consumers' needs. [More]
Score: 6.2
This Month and Mild Top 4 Examples: 20,197 Total Clicks Date Range: May 13 - Jan 15
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Seeking an economic alternative, consumers make their own toys
Implications - Seeking to maintain a sense of pop culture involvement, budget-conscious consumers are turning to handcrafted imitations of popular, franchise toys. Using easy-to-acquire materials like felt and yarn to create replicas of cartoon characters and movie icons, consumers are seeking to not only cut back on costs, but find a more accessible way to enjoy popular, mainstream products. [More]
Score: 6.3
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 7,218 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 13 - Dec 14
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Elements of entertainment are added to kitchen devices for peer engagement
Implications - Adding an element of entertainment to household chores, consumers are turning to engaging kitchenware devices for communal appeal. Making traditionally solitary experiences more inviting, musical contraptions and digital devices help add an element of novelty and peer-to-peer engagement. This reflects a turn toward more interactive methods of day-to-day routine. [More]
Score: 8.2
This Quarter and Hot Top 4 Examples: 9,876 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 14 - Dec 14
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Consumers encourage those around them to create their own presents with kits
Implications - Instead of DIYing a gift for someone, consumers are taking the reverse approach by giving elaborate kits as presents. This collaboration-focused movement fosters a more intimate experience for all those involved to deliver an interactive, tangible product that's more appealing than a pre-made item. [More]