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Score: 8.6
This Week and Hot Top 5 Examples: 12,224 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 15 - Feb 17
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Philanthropic construction adopts an accessible approach
Implications - As consumer demand for corporate social good increases with the rise of Millennial and Gen Z power, construction companies are leveraging their ingenuity to create much needed refuge in developing countries. Architectural projects in these zones demonstrate creativity and adaptability from companies that challenge themselves to build fast, safe and low-cost buildings that, in turn, go a long way towards bringing awareness as well as relief to communities globally. [More]
Score: 8.5
This Month and Warm Top 5 Examples: 18,912 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 15 - Feb 17
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Consumers consciously create cozy spaces that emphasize enjoying the home
Implications - Inspired by the Danish manifesto for cozy comfort, consumers in warm and cold countries alike are looking to surround themselves with plush fabrics, warm textures and soft furnishings that embrace users in a cushy hug. An extension of the style of Japanese minimalism popularized by Marie Kondo, the emerging prevalence of Hygge demonstrates a desire in consumers to surround themselves with objects that bring joy while increasing a sense of mindfulness in the home. [More]
Score: 7.4
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 4,414 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 16 - Feb 17
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Consumers looking to alleviate the boredom of routine find expression
Implications - Minimalist design and its concurrent lifestyle -- Marie Kondo's teachings, for example -- have risen in popularity due to information overload. As a backlash to this movement, a sub-segment of consumers is going in the opposite direction, seeking excess. This is an act of rebellion, but also a method of alleviating the boredom of routine through unabashed self expression. [More]
Score: 6.4
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 4,738 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 15 - Feb 17
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Robotics are used for visual and design purposes
Implications - The use of robotics in visual design signifies not only new opportunities for the technology, but a shift in the world of art and design toward productionization and profit. Use of robotics in any industry is intended to boost productivity. As industry applications of this technology increases, so to will the pace of industry. [More]
Score: 8.2
This Month and Warm Top 6 Examples: 16,218 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 15 - Feb 17
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Millennial pink persists in all forms of branding and fashion
Implications - Deemed by some as "millennial pink," while others may refer to it as "Tumblr pink," the pastel hue has quickly become a mainstay in branding, fashion and advertising that is proving to be successful and even contagious. In addition to its direct relation to a reclamation of the the color pink by young women as a symbol of empowerment, this shift highlights a collective visual consciousness of those particularly tapped into image-based social platforms. [More]
Score: 6.5
This Month and Warm Top 5 Examples: 1,877 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: 7.1
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 2,901 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 16 - Feb 17
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Dolls are adapted to reflect more realistic body types
Implications - As media and advertising shifts to better reflect a more body-positive sentiment, this is extending to the offerings of toy brands as well, even for products like fashion dolls that aren't historically focused on realism. Parents, especially millennial parents, are careful about the message toys send to their children, leading to a demand for offerings that more closely reflect a variety of shapes and sizes. [More]
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Score: 5.7
This Month and Mild Top 6 Examples: 1,577 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: 7.9
This Month and Warm Top 5 Examples: 19,084 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 16 - Jan 17
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Boutique shops offer art-infused edibles
Implications - Battling the idea that sweet indulgences are meant for children, boutique confectioners are infusing these treats with elegance. This combines physical, taste-based indulgence with visual indulgence, providing extra value for older consumers -- Millennials in particular -- for whom indulgence is defined by a connection to status, experience, and value. This multi-leveled approach to the concept of treating oneself grants the penny-pinching Millennial an extra level of permission to indulge. [More]
Score: 8.6
This Month and Hot Top 5 Examples: 19,257 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 16 - Jan 17
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Parents turn to hyper-engaging robots to encourage an interest in learning
Implications - As parents increasingly seek out products for their children that have an added benefit, brands are offering up exciting, interactive products that help children learn and develop new skills. Taking educational toys to the next level is robotic iterations of teaching toys, providing interactivity and engagement that children enjoy. [More]
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