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Score: 8.9
This Month and Hot Top 4 Examples: 36,963 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 14 - Aug 14
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3D printing expands to offer functional, everyday goods
Implications - The potential of 3D printing is being realized as the market of goods is expanded to include prosthetics, foods, everyday goods and beyond. This shift towards mass adoption of 3D printed goods targets the modern consumer whose preference for convenience and tech-savvy innovations is leading towards full lifestyle immersion. [More]
Score: 5.2
This Month and Mild Top 4 Examples: 2,540 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 14 - Aug 14
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As the connected home gains popularity, devices adopt voice-based navigation
Implications - Voice control technology isn't a necessarily new innovation, but the ways that brands are incorporating the feature into new smart home devices is reintroducing it to the masses. As the demand for tech-based lifestyle integration continues, the modern consumer is coming to expect ease of use above anything else. [More]
Score: 6.7
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 8,143 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 14 - Aug 14
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The 3D printing boom sees the practice expand into structural design
Implications - The need for quick and economical housing solutions is rising steadily as more consumers move into cities on a global level, which has prompted 3D printed architecture. The further expansion of the technology into the design sector decentralizes manufacturing to create a flexible market ready for the future of development. [More]
Score: 7.9
This Month and Hot Top 4 Examples: 78,309 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 13 - Aug 14
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The expansion of printing sees brands turning to unexpected sources of ink
Implications - Technologies like 3D printing have reignited consumer interest in at-home technology, which is being expanded by brands and individuals with alternative ink sources. Using recycled materials or even H2O, the solutions speak to the eco-friendly consumer as well as individuals looking for economical ways to increase efficiency. [More]
Score: 7
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 5,175 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 14 - Aug 14
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A desire for a more sustainable experience prompts nature-friendly technology
Implications - Consumers are becoming hyper-aware of their effect on the environment, which is prompting them to look for as many eco alternatives as possible. The environmentally unfriendly nature of technology production is being offset with organic and eco-friendly designs that please the consumer looking for cost-effective alternatives. [More]
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Score: 8.1
This Quarter and Hot Top 4 Examples: 17,764 Total Clicks Date Range: Dec 13 - Aug 14
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As the demand for wearable tech increases, eyewear tech becomes specialized
Implications - The popularity of Google Glass has piqued consumer interest in eyewear tech, which has resulted in a plethora of brands releasing specialized versions of smart glasses. As the varieties fill niche market segments to reach specific consumers, this shift signifies a preference for hyper-personalized conveniences as opposed to 'one size fits all' solutions. [More]
Score: 5.7
This Quarter and Mild Top 4 Examples: 4,238 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: 6.8
This Quarter and Hot Top 4 Examples: 4,530 Total Clicks Date Range: Feb 14 - Jul 14
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Consumers look to celebrate real world interaction by limiting time online
Implications - Consumers are accustom to doing everything online, but as technology becomes even more ubiquitous, solutions to limit time online are rising. The quest to spend time offline signifies consumer preference for real-world experiences, but also a desire for balance between modern conveniences and simplicity. [More]
Score: 8.8
This Quarter and Hot Top 4 Examples: 63,245 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 14 - Jul 14
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Work life is aided with furniture designed for those in the digital field
Implications - Consumers working in the digital space are spending more time at work than ever, which is being supported with furniture designs that specifically target those using smart devices. This design aesthetic bolsters a stronger connection between consumers and their gadgets, speaking to the importance of tech integration into everyday life. [More]
Score: 9
Recent and Hot Top 4 Examples: 71,355 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 13 - Sep 14
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Smart furniture is augmented to be more design-conscious rather than flashy
Implications - As the science fiction-like designs for smart furniture begin to look dated, consumers are seeking subtle home tech integration. The streamlining of smart furniture to be more design conscious is broadening the market segment from being just for the tech-obsessed consumer to anyone looking to integrate aspects of their digital lives. [More]