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Score: 6.2
This Quarter and Warm Top 5 Examples: 2,012 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 16 - Feb 17
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The world of design implements artificial intelligence
Implications - The intersection of technology and design is complex, as technology can be seen as a way to hinder creativity. The use of AI in this space finds a happy medium, democratizing creativity and enabling easier methods of self expression. This is especially important to today's aesthetic-obsessed consumer. [More]
Score: 5
This Quarter and Mild Top 4 Examples: 1,003 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 15 - Feb 17
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AI is being used to help consumers strengthen communication
Implications - The rise of social media is essentially based in the consumer desire to communicate with more people, more frequently. The natural next step in this progression is technology dedicated to helping consumers improve their style of communication. Adding predictive technology such as AI into this process streamlines a potentially stressful part of everyday life for the consumer. [More]
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Score: 6.6
This Quarter and Warm Top 5 Examples: 2,503 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 16 - Feb 17
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AI technology adapts to cater to various aspects of consumer lifestyle
Implications - Expanding into various aspects of consumer lives, AI technology is broadening its scope and beginning to cater to more routine, everyday necessities. Offering assistance and guidance in areas like wedding planning, social events and travel, these AI examples showcase a growing need for services that not only streamline everyday needs, but platforms that can better anticipate and predict user preferences no matter at home or on-the-go. [More]
Score: 7.3
This Year and Warm Top 6 Examples: 6,815 Total Clicks Date Range: Sep 16 - Jan 17
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Professional camera equipment becomes specialized mobile accessories
Implications - With the increase of video bloggers and social media influencers turning their visual platforms into full-time careers, there is an increasing demand for accessible high tech camera equipment that can be taken on the go. Professional quality lenses, stabilizers and mounts are being reformatted as portable phone and camera attachments that can be easily carried around, ready to be whipped out at a moment’s notice. This shift towards minimized equipment denotes a desire for more niche products that perform specialized tasks rather than heavy duty do-it-all machinery. [More]
Score: 5.3
This Year and Mild Top 6 Examples: 2,079 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 16 - Jan 17
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Photo alteration becomes an intricate art form with the help of editing apps
Implications - With a plethora of photo editing apps at their fingertips, everyday consumers are able to teach themselves advanced image enhancing techniques previously reserved for licensed photographers. Quickly mastering the use of picture editing features and customizable alterations, often using multiple apps to perfect a single image, today’s amateur photographers are producing professional quality portfolios that suit their personal aesthetic preferences. [More]
Score: 5.4
This Year and Mild Top 5 Examples: 3,876 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 15 - Jan 17
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As technology evolves, consumers rely on apps for leisure
Implications - Mobile connectivity is being further integrated into the entertainment industry, which helps to marry online communication with real-life social activities. The convergence of these two social styles directly battles any negative perceptions of online communication. This allows connected consumers to socialize in a more traditional way, while still enjoying the conveniences of social media. [More]
Score: 6
This Year and Mild Top 4 Examples: 2,206 Total Clicks Date Range: May 16 - Dec 16
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Mobile gaming moves beyond apps to mimic consoles
Implications - Smartphone gaming tends to evoke images of mainstream consumer-friendly apps, however, peripherals and in some cases, tweaked mobile design is skewing more toward the hardcore gamer. This is being executed by taking direct cues from console gaming. This shows a convergence of two opposing subcultures within gaming culture as a whole. [More]
Filed in: TechMobileGames
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Score: 4.9
This Year and Mild Top 4 Examples: 1,266 Total Clicks Date Range: May 16 - Dec 16
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Smartphones integrate more interactive entertainment capabilities
Implications - Though technologies such as VR and 3D visuals have barely cracked the home tech market, developments can already be seen in immersive technology for mobile. This is more in line with how the upcoming youth generation is entertaining themselves, speaking to the maximum speed with which today's technology must develop. [More]
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Score: 6.8
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 3,537 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 16 - Dec 16
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New mobile devices work against the average smartphone aesthetic
Implications - The rise of smart watches has ushered in an era of connected mobile devices that staunchly go against the grain of typical smartphone design. Oftentimes, this design shift works to improve the convenience factor. This is often the case with wearables. However, it can also be said that this shift toward unconventional design signifies the next step of tech as a status symbol. [More]
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Score: 5.4
This Year and Warm Top 6 Examples: 2,347 Total Clicks Date Range: May 15 - Nov 16
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Students are using apps to stay safe on university campuses
Implications - Though campus safety is a topic often discussed on actual campuses, this issue is rarely visited outside of school walls. In the age of digital maker culture, however, apps seeking to alleviate these frequent, yet under-represented concerns can be observed. This shows the value of instant entrepreneurship in a societal sense, as it illuminates potential blind spots to the benefit of the consumer. [More]
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