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Score: 4.4
This Week and Untested Top 4 Examples: 904 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 17 - Jan 17
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Meat products integrate consumer-centric packaging design
Implications - Facing a multitude of meat product options, the modern consumer prefers innovatively packaged meats and proteins that fit in easily with their lifestyle and core beliefs. Acknowledging the importance of individuality and curation for many modern shoppers, meat brands are turning towards packaging that appeals to the consumer’s personal branding while also promoting ease of use. This shift towards consumer-centric packaging designates a more seamless integration of products into increasingly customizable lifestyles. [More]
Score: 6.5
This Week and Warm Top 5 Examples: 1,430 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 16 - Jan 17
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Skincare and beauty products get reformatted as effortlessly portable sticks
Implications - Taking inspiration from hectic lifestyle of the busy jet-setter, skincare brands are repackaging liquids and creams as solid stick formats for easy, mess-free portability. Streamlined and simple to use, stick-packaged toiletries grant on-the-go consumers a hassle-free solution with products that can now be kept handy at all times without the stress of spills and splatters. [More]
Score: 7.2
This Week and Warm Top 6 Examples: 10,032 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 15 - Jan 17
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Plant-covered restaurants create an appealingly immersive ambiance
Implications - Encouraging a sense of freshness and abundance, restaurants are adopting nature-based decor as a natural source of beauty and sensorial aesthetic that is reminiscent of the garden. Enticing consumers to slow down and enjoy their environment, lavish plants are leveraged to create a calming, yet lively, ambiance that appeals to the modern diner seeking an eco-yet-luxurious lifestyle. [More]
Score: 5.7
This Week and Mild Top 5 Examples: 1,354 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 16 - Jan 17
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Safety features prevent common dangers associated with home appliances
Implications - As technology integrates into nearly every aspect of the home, the priorities of new families, particularly with regards to the safety of their loved ones, start to take precedence over mere convenience and ease. Smart appliances increasingly incorporate built-in safety features while older home electronics are being retrofitted with extra levels of precaution, offering peace of mind to anxious homeowners. [More]
Score: 7.5
This Month and Mild Top 5 Examples: 5,900 Total Clicks Date Range: Sep 16 - Jan 17
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Office spaces physically adapt to the more social Millennial workforce
Implications - With the increase of Millennials entering the workforce, modern offices are physically changing to accommodate a new generation of collaborative and socially oriented employees. The future of office culture depends on the adaptability of its physical space, where promoting a more participatory design aesthetic, including tech-infused elements that encourage open communication, will serve to improve overall employee satisfaction and productivity. [More]
Score: 7.7
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 8,981 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 16 - Dec 16
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Embroidery and stitching overrules minimalism as the mark of the modern home
Implications - Futuristic tech-driven home decor has increased in popularity in the digital age, breaking into the mainstream. As a divergent response, some consumers are seeking more warmth and implementing embroidery, soft textures, and homemade pieces into decor. Though this doesn't enhance home function or convenience the way a connected kitchen, for example, would, it does satisfy an emotional need. [More]
Score: 7
This Quarter and Mild Top 4 Examples: 5,785 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 15 - Dec 16
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Young creators collect around cultural community hubs
Implications - Taking inspiration from artist-in-residence programs and the popularity of coworking spaces, brands are creating interactive cultural incubators that serve to empower the next generation of creators by serving as a platform for production, collaboration and often, a means of broadcast. In addition to underlining the importance of accessibility in cultivating tangible creative skills, this progression also highlights the need for traditional institutions to incorporate elements of the sharing economy model in order to better serve the changing education styles. [More]
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Score: 7.7
This Quarter and Hot Top 4 Examples: 4,144 Total Clicks Date Range: Sep 15 - Dec 16
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Retail tech innovations design a wholly convenient shopping experience
Implications - Beyond cashless payments and iBeacon systems, in-store tech innovations are emerging that challenge convention regarding all aspects of the shopping experience, in some cases even questioning the need for a point-of-sale interaction at all. In addition to highlighting the consumer focus on reclaiming time whenever possible, this progression speaks to the collective acceptance of the growing role of the Internet of Things in redefining experiences in spaces outside of the home and office spaces. [More]
Score: 8
This Quarter and Hot Top 4 Examples: 7,038 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 15 - Dec 16
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Retail spaces blur the line between production and consumption
Implications - Blurring the line between production and consumption, retail brands are emerging with forward-thinking retail concepts that provide shoppers with an opportunity to engage with interactive elements that hint at the research and development of new products. In addition to providing brands with an opportunity for real-time feedback, such concepts highlight the continued progression of the consumer-brand relationship into the realm of symbiosis. [More]
Score: 7.1
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 13,029 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 15 - Dec 16
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Teens actively teach themselves life tips via quick online videos
Implications - One of the most self-taught generations to date, Gen Z in particular are demonstrating that the next evolution of maker culture lies in quick, bite-sized online videos that are easily digestible. As trust stays front of mind for digitally immersed teens, they begin seeking online tutorials and lifehacks crowdsourced from real people and relatable social media influencers when it comes to learning new tips and tricks. This proactive approach to self-help is in part a response to the shift away from overly detailed explanations towards highly visual and concise tutorials that make DIY less intimidating and also give room for freedom of experimentation and self-expression. [More]