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Score: 6.2
This Month and Mild Top 4 Examples: 44,443 Total Clicks Date Range: May 12 - Aug 14
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As maker culture expands, tech accessories receive a customized overhaul
Implications - As the DIY craze continues, traditionally complex, technological devices are getting customized to satiate a need for personalization. DIY sound systems and audio devices offer cost-effective alternatives to typically high-end products, combining a need for tech integration with more sustainable product methods. [More]
Score: 7.3
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 8,645 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 13 - Aug 14
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A dependency on tech devices has consumers turning to multifunctional designs
Implications - As MP3 players and portable music devices continue to dominate consumer culture, accessories like audio players are receiving more functional redesigns for practicality. Going beyond basic audio features, these devices provide added health and entertainment benefits to enhance everyday tech devices with greater adaptability. [More]
Score: 5.9
This Month and Mild Top 4 Examples: 4,196 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 14 - Jul 14
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As multi-screen usage becomes commonplace, solutions help connect devices
Implications - Consumers are watching TV and movies with a smartphone or tablet in hand more than ever, which has lead to the need for easy screen sharing and connectivity to enhance interaction and multimedia transference. The solutions place ease of use front and center while also enabling the ability to add additional devices down the line for a cohesive user experience. [More]
Score: 7.3
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 5,912 Total Clicks Date Range: Dec 13 - Jul 14
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Devices that enhance workouts encourage users to push past thresholds
Implications - Consumers are accustomed to constant stimulation via smartphones and computers, which has rendered repetitive activities like workouts mundane. Products that enhance exercising to be more entertaining push in a direction that sees digitization spreading into unexpected markets. [More]
Score: 6.9
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 18,188 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 13 - Jun 14
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Cinema utilizes multi-sensory technologies to further mimic reality
Implications - Things like interactivity, 4D viewing and augmented reality are making their way from theme parks to movie theatres. As online streaming and illegal pirating of movies continues to pose a threat to Hollywood, movie theatres are striving for ways to get more traffic. These technologies are also beginning to be brought into the home as the cost of these technologies becomes more feasible for the average consumer. [More]
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Score: 7.5
This Quarter and Hot Top 4 Examples: 22,678 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 14 - Jun 14
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As the online world blends with the offline, web design follows suit
Implications - The line between online and offline living is becoming blurred at an accelerated rate, which is being acknowledged in website design. Consumers are beginning to view the two worlds as synonymous with one another, which requires is resulting in design that either mimics or enhances real life interaction. [More]
Score: 7.3
This Year and Hot Top 4 Examples: 5,333 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 13 - May 14
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Seeking accessibility, consumers turn to portable methods of multimedia sharing
Implications - As technological integration advances, reliance on ease and accessibility becomes commonplace, prompting desires for more compact, digital alternatives to traditional everyday activities. Seeking more diverse methods of at-home multimedia, consumers are turning to mobile applications and portable streaming devices to make media engagement more convenient whether at home or on-the-go. This speaks to a desire for methods of media sharing that satiates both digital engagement and day-to-day efficiency. [More]
Score: 5.7
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 7,088 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 13 - Mar 14
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Instead of trading for new devices, consumers are opting for cost-effective mods
Implications - With the advent of photo-centric social media sites like Instagram and Pinterest, the dramatic rise in photography has lead to a need for increased storage. Preferring a downstream approach to device upgrading, add-on storage devices are allowing consumers to save photos and data while travelling for optimizing gadget experience. As consumer data levels reach new peaks, the acceptance of higher storage devices and aftermarket tech accessories are satiating consumer demand to capture, create and store without previous constraints. [More]
Score: 6.1
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 10,805 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 13 - Mar 14
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Brands appeal to social media-obsessed youth using personal mementos
Implications - Personalized gifts are not a new innovation, but the means by which they are created is, as consumers shift towards using social media to remember moments or vacations. Placing the responsibility in the hands of patrons, brands are allowing consumers to upload personal photos of vacations or events from smart devices to capture moments and simultaneously create takeaway souvenirs. [More]
Score: 6
This Year and Mild Top 4 Examples: 19,842 Total Clicks Date Range: May 13 - Feb 14
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As more consumers move to cities, simulated nature soothes the disconnect
Implications - As the push towards urban metropolises grows stronger, solutions that satisfy the disconnection from the natural world reinforce digital lifestyles and make the transition more bearable for consumers. The acceptance of digital renderings of nature sees a further evolution away from the very scenes they mimic for consumers with busy schedules that lack the time to actually experience them and satiates a demand for instantaneous stimulation. [More]