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Reduction supposes that less is more by employing exclusion as a tool to hone in on the most effective parts of an idea.
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The flatpack boom expands into travel-friendly products
Implications - Micro-living has seen the rise of flatpack furniture, and now flatpack items are being produced for the nomadic or on-the-go lifestyles that consumers are increasingly living. This shift sees the flatpack trend go from a product of necessity, to one of convenience – ensuring its reach to a wider range of consumers. [More]
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May 17 - Feb 18
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Various properties of cannabis are broken down in powdered form
Implications - As the medical marijuana industry continues to grow in North America, cannabis in powdered form is being offered as a quick alternative to other forms of cannabis consumption. These products' fast delivery and lack of frills speaks to the increased recognition of cannabis as a medicine, and gives more credibility to the drug for reluctant consumers. [More]
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Jul 16 - Feb 18
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Cafes market themselves as having one prominent specialty
Implications - Where once cafes known for specializing in certain foods gained awareness through word of mouth, they are now pronouncing their specialties and designing entire business models around them. This shift is a result of changing consumer behavior, where brand awareness is more likely to spread via social media platforms–resulting in a need for businesses to create a unique point of distinction to enhance engagement. [More]
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May 17 - Feb 18
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High-functioning portable showers cater to the modern day nomad
Implications - Portable showers are being created for contemporary nomads as the number of people traveling indefinitely, or living without permanent homes by choice, increases. While for now the marketing of such products is limited to individuals who have the financial means to purchase them, the accessibility of their designs could have important implications for enhancing the quality of life for homeless individuals. [More]
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Mar 16 - Feb 18
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The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Home fire detection products adopt streamlined functions and designs
Implications - Home fire detection appliances are now taking on compact designs and streamlined, targeted functions that ensure their reliability, along with ease of use. With connected tech simultaneously simplifying some home functions and making others more complex, this shift offers consumers the accessibility of compact design, with the benefits of IoT. [More]
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Feb 18 - Feb 18
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Dads seek to maintain their individuality with unique, personalized goods
Implications - While parenthood often requires a sacrifice of a certain type of lifestyle, modern parents are pushing towards instilling a greater balance, where DIY projects and personalized products help maintain a sense of individuality. From customized grooming kits to eccentric outfit designs, these examples highlight the growing need for parents to preserve their own lifestyle and habits amid caring for their own kids. [More]
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Jan 16 - Feb 18
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Brands & retailers reward moms and dads with curated products and experiences
Implications - Acknowledging the everyday stresses of parenthood, brands are offering curated products, services and rewards as a way to showcase appreciation. From kits to workshop sessions that allow parents to enjoy everything from food to beer, these examples highlight how brands are making an effort to connect with consumers by recognizing everyday struggles. [More]
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119,866 Total Clicks
Apr 16 - Feb 18
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Sleepwear becomes a fashion statement within and outside the home
Implications - Sleepwear is now helping consumers make fashion statements outside the home, as it's now being used as inspiration for the designs of everything from wedding dresses to celebrity streetwear collaborations. This shift speaks to the changing face of the fashion world, which went from prioritizing conspicuous luxury to a more subtle form of exclusivity that better caters to younger demographics. [More]
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Aug 17 - Feb 18
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Eco and tech functions allow for affordable construction processes
Implications - Where once new tech and eco production processes in construction added significantly to business costs, the opposite is now true. Innovations in tech and in how designers are ideating construction have led to significantly lower costs, allowing for brands to leverage the immersive reach of brick and mortar without having to establish enormous budgets for it. [More]
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Mar 16 - Feb 18
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Brands turn to vending machines as marketing tools
Implications - Brands are increasingly using vending machines as means to market their products for their accessible format, and for the novelty factor they embody. This form of immersive marketing is less disruptive than its pop-up counterpart, and allows consumers to view or experience the items at hand without the pressure of being "sold" a product or idea. [More]
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