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Milk packaging caters to consumers' specific use-cases
Implications - Like any product, milk has common use-cases beyond simply drinking it; it's a common bedtime beverage, and many kids use it as a base for dunking cookies, to name a few. In recognition of the niche uses consumers apply to their milk consumption, brands have created packing that either references or aids in the specific uses and aspects of the product. Extrapolating this, brands that recognize the consumer behaviors surrounding their products stand to provide those consumers with a more thoroughly engaging and effective experience. [More]
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Medical equipment adopts the design tendencies of consumer products
Implications - Aesthetically, most pieces of medical equipment embody functional designs that leave them garishly sterile and utilitarian. In order to destigmatize the potentially negative connotations surrounding illness, medical equipment has subsequently adopted the design gestures of everyday consumer products (especially those of tech devices). Brands that recognize and respond to the sensitivities of consumers not only improve those consumers' comfort in day-to-day life, but also create a deeper emotional bond with the products or services. [More]
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Consumer co-creation ensures a truly personalized product experience
Implications - Combining customization with co-creation, brands are putting user experience directly into the hands of consumers. By letting go of full control, brands are indicating trust in the end user, allowing them the freedom to interact with the product the way they see fit and truly make it their own. Beyond crowd-sourcing to please a large audience, brands are leveraging in-person customization to engage the individual on a more personalized level. [More]
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Modular items that are still usable when compressed increase efficiency
Implications - Items that traditionally stack or collapse usually do so for ease of storage or transport. Creatively designed objects and products that garner functionality while both expanded and compressed help consumers and businesses alike to maximize their available resources. Brands can employ a function-forward stacking mindset to create multifaceted conduits that more deeply engaging consumers, piquing curiosity throughout the very experience of employing them. [More]
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The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
The gamification of graphic design skills reflects the need for savvy imaging
Implications - It's no secret that elegant graphic design is essential for brands' survival in saturated industries. However, the demand for designers outweighs the supply of those naturally drawn to the field. Companies have gamified the process of training designers, which in turn reflects the massive potential of gamifying skills acquisition. Brands that position information about their products as niche skills or knowledge and provide gamified solutions stand to better engage consumers. [More]
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Minimized redesigns on common items increase their efficiency
Implications - It's tempting to add to items in the name of improvement, but minimizing product designs can be even more efficient. Creative tweaks that reduce products to their essential functions can greatly improve consumers' experiences with them. If designers think in terms of the users' real experience with products, they can maximize the usefulness of even the commonest and most entrenched items. [More]
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Designers and creators rethink national icons to align with modern style
Implications - National identities are steeped in centuries of tradition, but individualistic creators aren't content to be defined by regional personas. Rather than deferring to predetermined identities, modern designers and writers are rethinking their countries' icons and histories to fit the persona of the modern consumer. The willingness to rework deeply entrenched ideas illustrates the importance of individual identity-construction. [More]
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Spray bottle-formatted spices and other ingredients enable easy flavoring
Implications - Consumers are opting for spices and other foodstuffs formatted in spray bottles that enable a more easily measured means of dispensing such culinary ingredients that allows for a wide range of flavor preferences. A convergence of the pursuit of convenience and the new culture of the experiment foodie, this progression highlights the power of packaging design in reimagining the use of such common ingredients. [More]
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Palm leaf prints dominate design in everything from fashion to packaging
Implications - As ubiquitous in the Instagram-driven collective design ideal as 'Millennial pink,' palm leaf prints can be observed as commonplace in contemporary branding, retail design, fashion and much more. This fixation highlights the influence of an image-driven social media culture in which one's possessions and surroundings become a prop that speaks to a new kind of social currency. [More]
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Fresh fruits are made more enticing with user-friendly wrappers
Implications - While consumers are far from impressed when it comes to casing a naturally wrapped fruit in excess packaging to the detriment of the environment, they are however enticed by innovative packaging that offers user benefits beyond grocery display. Taking consumer behavior into account, produce brands are repositioning fruits to come in practical forms of encasement that draw in choice-inundated consumers who are looking for ways to incorporate healthier foods into their daily lives but find them impractical. [More]
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