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Brands employ illusions in the layout of their retail spaces
Implications - Brands are employing illusory designs in their brick-and-mortar spaces in order to enhance the overall customer experience. This shift caters to the consumer preference for experiential retail spaces, while giving brands some flexibility in cost due to the fact that these illusory designs can be constructed without the addition of tech, or entirely new services within stores. [More]
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116,214 Total Clicks
Jul 16 - Jun 18
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In the Circular Economy, products are designed in closed loop systems
Implications - Within the Circular Economy, the use of virgin materials and material waste is removed from the use cycle, and existing materials are repurposed to close the use loop. From upcycled linen services to repurposed beer waste, these products and services reintroduce resources into the use cycle that would otherwise be considered waste. The increased popularity of such systems correlates with the rise of the informed consumer, and in this case caters to their propensity for contributing to a more sustainable and waste-free world. [More]
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80,581 Total Clicks
May 17 - Apr 18
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Millennial pink aesthetic crosses over into architecture
Implications - As a color, Millennial pink has transcended the aesthetic appeal for more than just its named generation and crossed over into architecture. While pink architecture may not necessarily be new (one simply has to look to the history of pink architecture in areas like the Carribean and Latin America to see this), recent submissions speak to the prioritization of social shareability even in seemingly unlikely industries. [More]
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61,332 Total Clicks
May 17 - Apr 18
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New tower designs experiment with the use of wood
Implications - Increasingly, architects and engineers are turning to wood for the construction of eco-skyscrapers and towers. Timber is a largely unexplored building material for structures with more than three stories, but has enjoyed a recent surge in popularity due to its status as a sustainable building material. This preference is reflective of the increased emphasis and awareness that both designers and consumers have placed on sustainable products, in the face of climate change and its consequences. [More]
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60,365 Total Clicks
May 17 - Apr 18
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The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Dental products get a design-friendly makeover to appease discerning consumers
Implications - Appealing to many consumers' desire to have everything in their lives be social media-friendly and aesthetically appealing, dental products like floss and toothbrushes are being disrupted by scrappy, design-focused brands emerging in the space. Reflecting the extent to which consumers want to see their taste reflected in nearly every product they use, this shift is significant in highlighting the importance of modern design, even when it comes to mundane objects. [More]
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42,175 Total Clicks
Jan 17 - Mar 18
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Everyday home products are given a design-conscious makeover
Implications - Consumers today, especially Millennials and Gen Z, are more aware of how important it is to have a strong personal brand, which includes the products that they purchase. Though apparel and accessories have long been ways for consumers to express their personalities and taste, consumers are now seeking out design-conscious products for even the most mundane aspects of their lives, like home products. [More]
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45,189 Total Clicks
Feb 18 - Feb 18
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Brands cater to city-central consumers craving personalized plant decor
Implications - Young professionals living in urban areas continue to be enthralled by personalized, indoor gardens and decorative foliage. More than simply desiring that their homes be a place for personal expression, young, urban consumers seek commodities that bring nature and greenery into their everyday spaces as a form of escapism from the bustling metropolis' they live in. [More]
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114,129 Total Clicks
Dec 17 - Feb 18
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Trend Hunter Services
Small grocery brands prioritize curated goods in minimalist displays
Implications - Small grocers shift their approach to design by creating spaces that prioritize minimalism and quality, whereas the traditional approach to grocery design focuses on overstocking to overwhelm consumers. This shift takes into account the paradox of choice, in which consumers experience paralysis when it comes to making decisions when options are many. The use of minimalist displays and curated options serves consumers seeking a quick yet experience-driven shopping experience. [More]
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210,119 Total Clicks
May 16 - Jan 18
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Agencies conceptualize floating cities to combat overpopulation
Implications - With rising populations in urban centers a growing concern around the world, design firms are conceptualizing, and in some cases actually creating, floating cities or communities that could mitigate some of the risks associated with overpopulation. These creative conceptualizations would ease consumers' lifestyle-related burdens in regards to transit, housing and health, while also easing the burden on local governments' public services. [More]
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209,355 Total Clicks
Nov 14 - Jan 18
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Alarms use different methods of waking consumers
Implications - Rather than focusing on noise alone, alarms are now being designed with tactile and vision-related functions in order to better wake consumers. Whether vibrating, emitting refreshing scents or simulating sunlight, these pieces cater to consumers seeking both novelty and practical functionality in their purchase decisions. [More]
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68,004 Total Clicks
Jan 16 - Dec 17
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